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Coastal Matters: From Innovation to Crisis in Shrimp Fisheries

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Date: Thursday, November 20th
Speaker: Dr. Paul Foley, Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus

ACAP Humber Arm invites you to join our next Coastal Matters presentation where we will hear from special guest speaker Dr. Paul Foley, Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus. Dr. Foley will speak on the topic of Governing Access & Allocation for Coastal Communities: From Innovation to Crisis in Shrimp Fisheries. An abstract for the talk and speakers bio can be found below.

This presentation will take place 12:30 to 1:30pm, Thursday, Nov 20th in room 2016 of the Arts and Science Building, Grenfell Campus. As with all Coastal Matters presentations this session is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

ACAP Humber Arm wishes to thank the NL Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture for ongoing support of the Coastal Matter’s Speakers Series


Governing Access & Allocation for Coastal Communities: From Innovation to Crisis in Shrimp Fisheries

The contribution of shrimp to Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing industry grew from virtually nothing in the early 1960s to accounting for about a third of its overall volume and value by the 2000s. After three decades of fisheries expansion, however, the Government of Canada began reducing shrimp quotas in 2011 in response to declining resource abundance, prompting the formation of an all-party provincial committee in 2014 to examine the impacts of current federal allocations. This talk will provide an overview of an ongoing, independent collaborative research project examining the socio-economic impacts of the shrimp fishery in the province as debates over allocation principles and policies for northern shrimp intensify under conditions of environmental change.


Dr. Paul Foley, Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus
Paul Foley received a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University in 2011 after receiving an MA in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University in 2006 and a BA (Hons) (First Class) in History from Memorial University in 2005. His Ph.D. dissertation won the Yumiko Iida Memorial Ph.D. Prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation in Political Science at York University and was nominated for the University-wide York University Dissertation Prize. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Policy Institute at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

His areas of research interests include international and comparative political economy, political ecology, development and environmental change, environmental politics and policy, market-oriented environmental policy and governance, and global environmental governance.


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