Kim Scherrer, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Kim is a PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona ( As part of the BIGSEA project led by Eric Galbraith, she is investigating large-scale features of the global fishery using the BiOeconomic mArine Trophic Size-spectrum model (BOATS). Kim works…

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Operationalising the precautionary principle in developing countries’ fisheries management: the case for differentiation


Project outline and objectives Fishing contributes significantly to the livelihood of coastal communities in many developing countries, through subsistence, artisanal and commercial operations. Over-exploitation of fisheries resources is a major challenge in many of these countries, a consequence of economic imperatives and non-existent or inadequate regulation and enforcement of fishing…

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‘Wave to Plate’: establishing a market for Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural fisheries


Project outline and objectives:  The focus of this project is on Indigenous business development opportunities and impediments in the fishing and seafood industry. This is a two year project (2017-2019) which is majority funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). This project also has funding from the Department of…

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Managing for resilience in Australian fisheries and coastal governance


Project outline and objectives: This project will assess the value of resilience as a basis for governance arrangements for the use and protection of marine resources in Australia. It will translate the principles and features of socio-ecological resilience to the features of legal systems, and develop specific criteria with which…

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Fisheries, seafood and uncertain futures


Project outline and objectives: A current ARC Discovery project ‘Fishing for change: enhancing Australia’s seafood futures’ is developing a Australian/regional/global fisheries simulator based on more than 50-years of historical catch and effort data. The candidate would help develop scenarios of resource biomass and range shift, but importantly combine elements of…

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Transnational Environmental Campaigns in the Australia-Asian Region: The Case of Seafood, Fisheries and Target Markets


Project Outline and objectives: This PhD project is part of a larger ARC project that examines transnational media flows of environmental concern in the Australia-Asian region. Investigating a number of cases across Australia’s resource-based industries, the ARC project aims to develop a deep understanding of media roles and practices in…

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