Hidden Harvest Workshop in Seattle
Trading fish in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Read about the project that is part of an international group of interdisciplinary sustainability scholars and practitioners focused on Mexico’s small-scale fisheries called MAREA, committed to understanding the connections among people and nature. More about MAREA here. (Spanish version)
Explore an infographic about the marine supply chain produced as part of this project.
Fish and Nutrition Report released:
Duke Marine Lab alumni Abigail Bennet, Ph.D. (2016), now at Duke University’s World Food Policy Center, led a report on the state of the science on fish and nutrition released on Tuesday. Other authors include Abby’s former advisor, Xavier Basurto, and John Virdin from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Solutions as well as collaborators from the World Bank and The Environmental Defense Fund. In the context of the recently agreed-on United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the goal to end hunger, achieve food security, and improve nutrition, this report synthesizes current understanding of capture fisheries’ contributions to food and nutrition security and explores drivers of those contributions.
Read a Q&A with the authors here.
Here, Abby talks about the new report with Kelly Brownell.
Communication: Post-truth predicaments
How can scientists get through to a public that’s seemingly indifferent to objective facts?
As Donald Trump prepares to take office, how should scientists negotiate this new world order, in which objective facts and evidence can be lost in the noise generated by direct appeals to emotion, sentiment and deeply held personal beliefs? How can they best engage with the public and serve as a voice for science? Nature asked three experts for their views on how to redress the balance. Read about Xavier’s response here.