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Seminar: “Indigenous peoples in marine industries – conflict or opportunity?”

Time: Tuesday 25th of January, 14:30 pm

Place: Centre for Sami Studies, Meeting room Guovssu.

14:30-15:15 : “Why spend a lot of time dwelling on the past? Understanding First Nations resistance to fish farming in British Columbia”.

Dr. Dorothee Schreiber, Rachel Carson Centre, LMU, Munich

15:15–15:45: “Interactions between fish farming, wild fish stocks and fjord fisheries”.

Pål Arne Bjørn, Institute of Marine Research, Norway

15:45-16.15: Discussion

Organized by the Fávllis research project and the Centre for Sami Studies, University of Tromsø.

The seminar is open and students, employees and guests are welcome to attend. Welcome!

fjordøkologi seminar

Dorothee Schreiber is a research fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany.  Her research on fish farming and First Nations in British Columbia has focused on conflicts between Indigenous rights and state-sponsored fisheries management, and the politics of “traditional ecological knowledge.”  She is also interested more broadly in the histories of fisheries and forestry management in British Columbia, and its implications for Indigenous peoples. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs has an overview of fish farming issues:
http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/Resources/fishfarmpaper.htm

Pål Arne Bjørns current research activity focuses mainly on the ecological role and effects of human impacts on coastal marine ecosystems, with particular emphasis on salmon lice and the environmental effects of aquaculture on wild fish. Focus is also given to marine fjord ecology, especially marine ecology of salmonids and codfish. Bjørn has up to now published more than 40 papers in international per review journals within these areas, and has been the principal scientist at Nofima Marine (from 2001-2010) on a number of projects. He has also been coordinating a research group in Environmental Integrated Production at Nofima Marin, Tromsø. In this group, focus has also been directed towards sea based aquaculture, ecological aquaculture, captured based aquaculture and fjord fisheries as well as fish farm localisation, integrated coastal zone management and integrated pest management. Bjørns resent work have often been multidisciplinary, often involving several collaborating institutions nationally and internationally and mostly been funded by the Norwegian Research Council and EU. Since april 2010, Bjørn has been working as a senior scientist at IMR and e.g. been responsible for the Norwegian surveillance program on salmon lice infection on wild salmonids.

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