Fiona Zhou: EDF China Oceans Program

Environmental Defense Fund
Boston, MA
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.

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