Posted on behalf of Mariska Bottema, PhD candidate at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University and Research Centre. I just completed research in my third field study site and would like to use this opportunity to reflect on some of my experiences with conducting focus groups, since this was the first time I have applied this method of data
Olivia Tran – Master’s student at the University of Ottawa, Canada Songkhla port was quiet. The afternoon air smelled strongly of fish and salt, a comforting smell for anyone who has worked in fisheries. Once every block, you might see a family, some resting fish porters, or a few people cleaning and icing fish, but it was largely empty. While
Posted on behalf of Yavanna Puts – Master’s student, Wageningen University Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/aseanfisheriesexpo2016/photos_stream Last week was the 11th Asian fisheries and aquaculture forum in Bangkok, Thailand. For my thesis research I decided to go there and find interesting people to interview, as well as join the scientific sessions and keynotes of the conference. First off, getting interviews during a
The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have been under the spotlight for the conservation and management of tuna resources in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. As custodians of one of the worlds richest tuna fishing grounds, the PNA have introduced the Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) to cap fishing effort by selling fishing days to distant water fishing nations
The main reason why I am in South-East Asia is because I did not like the idea of me writing a thesis on shrimp farming, without ever having seen a shrimp farm. In Vietnam, about 80 percent of the shrimp farms are located in the South. There are some shrimp farms in the centre and the North of the country,
In the past week some of our NDEG members travelled all the way to the beautiful island state of Malta, known for its azure waters, historical legacy and seafood. And that latter was the reason for going there: the annual Seaweb Sustainable Seafood Summit took place on 1-3 February. There were fieldtrips and a workshop, plenty of interviews, networking and
SurveyMDPI Indonesia MDPI Indonesia focuses on data collection as a means to improve fisheries!
SurveyDolphin Safe AEII Thailand Dolphin Safe as a certification program faced struggles with Thai fishermen and local communities, as the sudden rise in power of the certifying organisation endangered their livelihoods.
SurveyFisher Folk Shop Coastal fisheries in the gulf of Thailand are implementing community-based natural resource management, and one of our researchers went there for fieldwork.