Category: Fisheries

Posted in Agriculture Fisheries Health Monoculture State Water management

High Modernism and The Aral Sea disaster


The Aral Sea desiccation is a textbook example of the anthropocene. Children around the world learn about this ecological disaster in schools. The consequences of the desiccation are well-known the world over: the destruction of a fishing industry that sustained local communities for hundreds of years, the appearance of salt-laden dust storms, the spread of fertilizers and pesticides heavily used in the cotton industry over hundreds of kilometers around the sea, soil salinization, and the detrimental effects on the health of local populations.… Read More

Posted in Civil Society Corporations Fisheries Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Resource Management Stakeholder State Sustainability

Venturing the Uncharted: Regulating Fishing in the Arctic Ocean

The 21st Century┬áis rife with narratives of threats and opportunities arising from dramatic climate shifts. Contemporary transfiguration of the Arctic marinescape attest to this trend: for perhaps the first time in 100,000 years, the northern extremities are traversable by deep sea trawlers.… Read More