Rob Snyder on Becoming Fishermen in an Era of Depletion

BAR HARBOR, ME—Rob Snyder, executive vice president of the Island Institute
presents a talk on fisheries for College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology
Forum. The talk, “Becoming Fishermen in an Era of Depletion: Stories from
the recent privatization of the northeastern United States groundfish
fishery,” will be on Wednesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. in the college’s
McCormick Lecture Hall.
Snyder’s work at the Island Institute is to connect with island and remote
coastal leaders to identify innovative approaches to community
sustainability. He also works with the institute’s energy, fisheries,
education, community service, publications, and economic development staff
to structure responses to challenges faced by these communities. A cultural
anthropologist, Snyder has researched informal science education, science
technology and society, and the cultural politics of natural resource
management in Maine; the Rocky Mountain states; Quepos, Costa Rica; and
Yunnan, China.
For more information on the talk by Rob Snyder on Becoming Fishermen in an
Era of Depletion, on Wednesday, May 16 at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture
Hall, contact John Visvader at [email protected] or 207-288-5015.
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