Mapping the history and ecological influence of fishing in the Philippines

Event Details

April 4, 2018
1:00 pm


Speaker: Jennifer Selgrath, Stanford University
Host: Emily Darling

Jennifer Selgrath

From her website: With millions of small-scale fishers operating around the world, we need to understand the impact of these fisheries on coastal marine ecosystems. How well do marine habitats withstand and recover from overfishing and destructive fishing practices? What is the best way to track habitat destruction and recovery, and how can policy influence the fishing gears (e.g. trawl nets, traps, purse seines) that are used?

Jenny’s research documents the long-term impact of small-scale fishing, as well as trade-offs between local knowledge and satellite imagery when it comes to mapping habitats and, ultimately, making policy recommendations.