The Nereus Program and Green College jointly hosted its first public seminar of the year on January 19 on the topic of indigenous fisheries. Two Nereus UBC affiliates, Yoshitaka Ota (Director of Policy) and Suzanne von der Porten (Research Associate), and guest Marjo Vierros (United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies) each gave a presentation on their research on indigenous fisheries use and challenges of implementing effective policy on domestic and international scales.
A panel discussion moderated by Nereus Program Manager Andres Cisneros-Montemayor and open Q&A followed the presentations. Several interested UBC students, faculty and members of the general public engaged in the discussion.
Watch the presentation:
The next Green College Seminar will take place on Monday, February 27 and will focus on the theme of the human aspect of marine conservation.