The Fisheye

Q&A with Peter Battisti

December 18, 2017
Earlier this summer, our Future of Fish founder Cheryl Dahle handed the Executive Director reins over to Peter Battisti. To mark the occasion, we asked Peter and about his vision for the organization and what we might expect from Future of Fish and the seafood industry in the coming years.

Q: What do you see as the most important issues of the future, and how is Future of Fish addressing them?

The issue that I see as most pressing for all of us who work in wild capture fisheries is to develop solutions for reducing or reversing overfishing. We’re tackling those issues at multiple levels but getting on the ground with our fisheries development work.

Q&A with Iván Greco

December 18, 2017
Touched by Argentina’s tragic social protests of December 2001, Iván Greco set out to study real-world economics to better understand the roles and responsibilities of economic development.
From cities to rural areas and back again, Iván has described urban segregations in Uppsala neighborhoods in Sweden (where he got his Master's in Sustainable Development) and socio-environmental conflicts and asymmetries of power between artisanal fishers and industrial corporations in the Center North and Center South of Chile.

Q&A with Kaitlyn Sephton

November 29, 2017
Kaitlyn has been working in global conservation since 2010, supporting partnerships, coordinating communications, and managing programs. During her five years with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Global Marine Program she supported field programs in a number of countries, including Belize, Gabon, Madagascar, and Fiji. She was also instrumental in the development of new field programs and conservation initiatives, including a global sharks and rays program and a marine protected areas fund. Kaitlyn received her BA in Global Environmental Studies in Geography and MA in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Q: How did you find your way into marine issues?

Storytelling meets innovation in Baja California

November 29, 2017

Empowering small-scale fisheries on a global stage

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Earlier this month, Future of Fish Research Associate Iván Greco attended the 4th Baja California Sustainable Fisheries Management Forum in Ensenada, Mexico, hosted by EDF-Mexico and the Baja California state government. Focused on “Innovation and Sustainability: Fishing Improvement Opportunities for Baja California,” the event was a fantastic venue for sharing and learning how Mexico’s small fishing communities can compete on the global stage.
Baja California is one of Mexico’s more progressive states, and it’s emerging as a land of opportunity for seafood industry innovation — “full of opportunity,” according to Iván.

Q&A with Dr. Sristi Kamal

November 29, 2017
As a natural resource management specialist and a conservationist, Sristi has focused her career on socio-ecological systems and in including local communities in the conservation equation. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from Jagiellonian University (Poland) for characterizing and analyzing stakeholders’ attitude toward private land conservation, conducting part of her PhD research at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 
Sristi has worked across four continents in various natural resource management programs and projects, including the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) in the Eastern Himalayas of India; Mercy Corps in Haiti, Timor Leste, and Ethiopia; and with Sweetgrass Foundation in Nepal.