Our next GAP2 exchange begins in April 2013 when Kari Stange, a researcher from Wageningen University, travels to Scotland to work with the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation. Kari will be exploring how the fishing industry’s views and messages are communicated to every political level in Europe. You can keep up with Kari’s experiences in her blog
GAP2 in Canada.
Dr. Marloes Kraan is travelling to St. Andrews in Canada to spend time with the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN), an organisation linking researchers, the fishing industry and governmental representatives. Whilst in Canada Marloes will be talking to fishermen and scientists on boats and on land during the lobster season, investigating how Canada uses fishers’ valuable knowledge and experience. You can read about her experience in the Martin Pastoors' Canadian exchange blog.
Crabbers in Norway
During the first week of April, British crab fishermen will be travelling to Northern Norway to meet with local cod fishermen. Fishing in the Norwegian sea together, the two groups will be sharing experiences of working with scientists in managing their fisheries sustainably. Also on the trip will be several journalists so keep your eyes on the website.