Environmental Defense Fund
May 27-August 20, 2019
This fellowship supports the EDF China Oceans Program in its work to advance sustainable fisheries management in China.
Fiona will address two conservation priorities:
(1) Building on existing research on fishery-climate linkages, assess the climate change vulnerability (i.e., exposure and adaptive capacity) of major marine fish populations from around the world driving Chinese seafood markets and international trade; and
(2) Preparing comparative case studies of how
various fishing organizations around the world have engaged in sustainable
fisheries management, including political organization, collective management
of catch allocations, and other models, emphasizing the applicability of these
models to China’s legal and cultural environment.
About EDF: Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve
the natural systems on which all life depends.
Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions
to the most serious environmental problems.
What distinguishes Environmental Defense Fund is the combination of what
we protect and how we protect it. We
work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This
has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and
health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a
multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations — as
well as with business, government and communities — and avoid duplicating work
already being done effectively by others.