Current Issues in Fisheries and Coastal Settings: An Update

Full panel title

Current Issues in Fisheries and Coastal Settings: An Update


Susanne Rodemeier (University of Heidelberg)
Katharina Schneider (University of Heidelberg)

Date and time

Double session

13 August, 09:00 – 10:30
13 August, 11:00 – 12:30


Room 47


Session I

  • Food Security and Fisheries: An Empirical Study from the Philippines
    Michael Fabinyi (University of Edinburgh)
  • “To the Sea We Sail”: The Adaptive Economic Strategy of Sadeng’s Community towards Famine in Gunungkidul District, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia
    Wahyu Kuncoro (Gadjah Mada University), Pujo Semedi (Gadjah Mada University)
  • Women Invest in Fisheries Community
    Elok Anggraini (Gadjah Mada University)
  • The Dynamics of the Small-Scale Fisheries in Batang, Central Java
    Onesya Rema Damayanti (Universitas Gadjah Mada)

Session II

    • Possibilities for Precautionary Management of a Northern Javanese Commercial Fishery: Starting with Fishers’ Strategies
      Katharina Schneider (Universität Heidelberg)
    • Potential Impact of the Establishment of MPAs in Pantar Island, Eastern Indonesia
      Ria Fitriana (Freelance)
    • Seafaring and Storylines: A Methodological Struggle to Map Other Spaces in a Maritime Region in Indonesia
      Annet Pauwelussen (Wageningen University)

Discussant: Susanne Rodemeier (independent)

Panel abstract

The panel brings together researchers interested in current developments in Southeast Asian fisheries, and in the social relations of people who make a living in the fisheries sector and their relations to relevant others, be they non-humans or land-oriented human neighbours. We are looking for empirically grounded contributions that can shed light on recent innovations in technology, changing legislation, the emergence and growth of new markets, the shifting balance between capture fisheries and aquaculture, environmental problems in coastal settlement (water shortages and pollution, coastal littering, erosion, saltwater intrusion etc.). Contributors are invited to link these technological, political, legal, economic and ecological changes pertaining to fisheries to changing relationalities, cosmologies and ontologies of particular groups of fishing and coastal people. The latter include those going out to sea, but also fishermen’s wives working in fish trading and processing and inhabitants of rural and urban coastal areas whose economies depend on fisheries. Interested contributors are invited to add questions of their own that emerge from their current research with fishing people.