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Fishing, women, and historical constructions of nature

2021-01-19T09:29:03+00:00March 8th, 2018|

By Lia ní Aodha, “Without the fisherwife, the fisherman's tasks could not be completed” (Nadel Klein 2000: 367). Today, on International Women’s Day, and in a year that marked the centenary of women’s suffrage (and election to Parliaments) in a number of countries - including the UK and Ireland – women will celebrate all over the [...]

Counting fish? What about Pulse trawling?

2021-01-19T09:29:03+00:00January 8th, 2018|

By Lia ní Aodha, At the very moment when we should be remaking politics, we have at our disposal only the pathetic resources of “management” and “governance.” (Latour, 2017: 107-109). “numbers are used as ‘automatic pilots ‘ in decision-making, they transform the thing being measured – segregation, hunger, poverty – into its statistical indicator, and displace political [...]

Fisherwomen: Do we really consider the complex and varied role women play in fisheries?

2021-01-19T09:29:04+00:00September 13th, 2016|

By Lia Ni Aodha, Women play a complex and varied role in fisheries. All over the world many women rely on fisheries for their livelihoods. Alongside this, many fisheries around the world rely on the roles of women for their survival. Given this, all policies in relation to fisheries concern, and impact women. But do we [...]

Objectivity in social science research: There is no objectivity. Or is there?

2021-01-19T09:29:04+00:00May 21st, 2016|

By Lia Ni Aodha, Many of you will probably have read about the recent spat between Ray Hilborn and Greenpeace. Greenpeace has cried that Hilborn’s work suffers from a conflict of interest, given the fact, that he receives a portion of his research funding from within the fishing industry, and has (allegedly) failed to be [...]

The limitations of bio-economic modelling

2021-01-19T09:29:04+00:00April 5th, 2016|

By Lia Ni Aodha, A recent study published has made a splash across a number of forums with big taglines and equally big promises. At first glance, it seems like this paper may have the answer to current fisheries challenges – a win-win answer for all. However, on closer inspection a number of problems quickly [...]

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