The GAP2 Exchange: Maiken Bjørkan

As GAP2 fishermen, scientists and policy makers travel around the world to learn more about successful collaboration, you can follow their progress by reading their blogs. And if you want to get involved yourself – find out more about the GAP2 Exchange here.

Maiken Bjørkan

  • A postdoctor, Maiken holds degrees in both international fisheries management and anthropology.
  • Previously, Maiken has mainly worked in the Mexican and Norwegian fisheries.
  • Email: maiken.bjorkan@uit.no

From November 2013 until March 2014, Maiken, a social anthropologist based in Norway, will be living and working in Spain. Working with fishermen and scientists involved in the Red Shrimp case study, Maiken will be studying how management plans are implemented from a “people perspective”.

Maiken Bjorkan’s Blog: Goodbyes

Maiken Bjorkan bids farewell to her time on GAP2 exchange...and to the GAP2 project as a whole. Read her final blog post.

Mar 2014
Maiken Bjorkan’s Blog: Fish and Film

GAP2 anthropologist Maiken Bjorkan writes about her experiences filming as the star of the upcoming GAP2 video.

Mar 2014
Maiken Bjorkan’s blog: Girona, Palamós and Big Chief Petter

From November 2013 until March 2014, Maiken, a social anthropologist based in Norway, will be living and working in Spain. Working with fishermen and scientists involved in the Red Shrimp case study, Maiken will be studying how management plans are implemented from a …

Feb 2014
Maiken Bjorkan’s Blog: Who are stakeholders?

After interviewing a range of GAP2 participants, Maiken Bjorkan contemplates the way in which we use the word 'stakeholder'

Jan 2014
Maiken Bjorkan’s Blog: The Red Shrimp LTMP – Getting to Know the Fishers’ Perspective

Anthropologist Maiken Bjorkan interviews a number of fishers, to get their views on long-term planning for their red-shrimp fishery.

Jan 2014
Maiken Bjorkan’s blog: Twelve grapes, three kings and a closed season

Maiken picks her favourite festive traditions from the Catalan region of Spain, and updates us on her latest research for the GAP2 exchange

Jan 2014
Maiken Bjorkan’s blog: Long Term Management Plan

Maiken observes the development of the LTMP for red shrimp through the eyes of an anthropologist

Dec 2013
Maiken Bjorkan’s blog: Mica mica (little by little)

Maiken writes about the role of fishing cooperatives in the Catalan region.

Dec 2013
Maiken Bjørkan’s blog: Viva España!

Maiken writes about her first days in Barcelona, as she settles in and shares her impressions of the GAP2 exchange study.

Nov 2013
Maiken Bjørkan’s Blog: Closing GAPs in Costa Brava?

Maiken Bjørkan writes about the upcoming GAP2 Exchange study in Barcelona and explains what she will be doing there.

Nov 2013