February 4, 2014: Student Lecture
Danika Kleiber & Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor

12:30pm to 1:20pm, AERL Theatre (room 120)

The AERL building (Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory) is located on 2202 Main Mall at UBC Vancouver.

The co-presenters, Danika Kleiber and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, are PhD Candidates at the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia.

Danika Kleiber’s Seminar:

Women fish too: gender and small-scale fisheries in the Central Philippines

The inclusion of women’s fishing is necessary to determine the diversity and totality of small-scale fishing efforts. In this presentation I will examine how the inclusion of women’s fishing can change the characterization of small-scale fisheries, and the implication of these changes to fisheries management and marine conservation efforts. I will present examples from a global review of case studies that include women’s fishing efforts, as well as present results from my own case study in the Central Philippines.


Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor’s Seminar:

When fishing subsidies are egregiously bad (and what could be done about it)

A subsidy is a financial contribution from the public sector that grants private benefits to an industry or individual. In fisheries, these subsidies can be used to fund management, research, regulation, infrastructure, tax exemptions, fuel, vessel purchases or direct supplements to income. Globally, over US$27 billion in subsidies are granted to the fishery sector, and it is widely accepted that most of these contribute to overfishing. A second key issue in global fisheries is illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fish catch, i.e. catch that is not recorded in official statistics. That’s right, two of the most significant issues in global fisheries are governments giving away money to private firms, and governments not knowing very much about what that money is doing, except that it often is not good. Using Mexico as a case study, I focus on the economic implications of this discrepancy, and offer some potential solutions based on a range of case studies.

Note: The sound on Danika’s seminar video is low.