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Policy Perspectives: Small-Scale Fisheries in the Anthropocene Ocean

Date and Time
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Gross Hall, The Generator (Room 100C)
Policy Perspectives: Small-Scale Fisheries in the Anthropocene Ocean


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Small-scale fisheries are the largest employer in the global ocean—and one of the oldest. However, they will face increasing pressures from humanity’s accelerating use of the oceans in the coming years and decades.

Duke students, join John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, for an informal conversation about the often-hidden role that these fisheries play in societies worldwide and the threats they face in an increasingly crowded ocean. Virdin will discuss key findings from the forthcoming Illuminating Hidden Harvests report, which ties together the efforts of nearly 800 authors and experts to assess the contributions of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development. The report is led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, WorldFish, and Duke University.

All current Duke students are invited to attend. Seating is limited, so please register only if you are committed to attending.

Boxed meals will be available for participants after the event.

About Policy Perspectives

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke University Energy Initiative offer the Policy Perspectives series to share our team's experience directly engaging with decision makers. These informal discussions present an opportunity for Duke students to learn more about environmental and energy policy-making institutions—what they are, how they work, and how to engage them.

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