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FOL publishes a new study on large-scale fisheries

As part of her PhD, FOL member Iratxe leads a new publication within the CLOCK project

09/07/2021 -

A new FOL and BC3 study seeks to explore preferences for adaptive capacities in an industrial fishery SES through network theory. The network of communication among stakeholders in the Basque tropical tuna freezer purse seine fishery in the eastern Atlantic Ocean connects many actor types. Cluster analysis, descriptive statistics, and exponential random graph models show that preferences for adaptive capacity strategies vary within and across actor types, and the preferences of highly central actors are generally more homogeneous and narrowly focused. All actors agree on the importance of the social organization domain from adaptive capacity, while fishing industry representatives tend to have the most holistic perspective on adaptive capacity overall. The implications of these findings as they relate to policies for supporting adaptive capacity and climate resilient fisheries are discussed in the publication.

This work was developed under the supervision of the FOL principal investigator Dr. Elena Ojea and thanks to a collaboration with Dr. Jacob Hileman from the Uppsala University. It was published in the journal Ecology and Society and titled ‘Social connectivity and adaptive capacity strategies in large-scale fisheries’.

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CATEGORIES: Clock, Collaborations, Elena Ojea, Future Oceans Lab, Iratxe Rubio, PhD, Research, Results