IOF Oceans and Fisheries Seminars – Tinkers, seeders and squishy lobster: Science in support of Treaty fisheries
Tinkers, seeders and squishy lobster: Science in support of Treaty fisheries
Dr. Megan Bailey
Friday, September 16, 2021 – 11:00am – 12 noon (hybrid format – in-person/Zoom)
Register here: https://oceans.ubc.ca/rsvp-iof-seminars/
In September 2021, Dr. Bailey spent time on board the “Mamma Ain’t Happy”, a Sipekne’katik-owned fishing vessel harvesting lobster under Food, Social, and Ceremonial tags. She was working with community members to record lobster data, notably, ‘tinkers’, ‘seeders’ and squishy lobster. How Dr. Bailey came to be on the boat, what is known and not known about lobster, and what doing science in support of rights-based fisheries can look like are all discussed. Events that unfolded in the fall of 2020, when Sipekne’katik launched their ‘moderate livelihood’ fishery will be reviewed. This presentation will be a reading of the first chapter from Dr. Bailey’s forthcoming book: Lobsters, livelihoods, and science in support of Treaty fisheries.
The IOF Oceans and Fisheries Seminar Series invites speakers to present the latest research in a wide range of disciplines related to freshwater systems, the oceans, and fisheries. Past speakers have included public communicators, economists, ecosystem modellers, anthropologists, and ecologists. These seminars draw a diverse audience, leading to thought-provoking discussions and a sharing of new ideas and perspectives.