Current perspectives on local and global fishing commons research and policy

October 12, 2018

12:00 noon, UTC -8 

Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

In this webinar, Xavier will provide a broad summary of the global status of the world’s fisheries with a particular focus on small-scale fisheries. Fisheries are a quintessential example of a commons and small-scale fisheries have chronically received less attention despite providing a source of livelihood to more than 90% of the world’s fishers. In this event I will synthesize some of what we know globally about small-scale fisheries, some of the main challenges they face and challenges researchers face to better understand this beautiful socially, economically and environmentally important human activity that has been taking place since time immemorial.

To attend webinar

Time information:

  • 12:00 noon, UTC -8

  • 10:00 PM presenter local time (Rome, Italy)

  • 4:00 PM moderator time (Amherst, MA, USA)

  • Use this link to calculate your own local time if needed 


To join webinar by computer:

To join webinar by phone: 

  • US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923 

  • International numbers available here   

  • Webinar ID:  835 606 412

Hook and line fishers capturing live bait before starting a day’s journey in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Credit: Xavier Basurto.



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