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Seaspiracy: Researchers React

Research
Sustainability and environment
Society and economy

Netflix’s documentary Seaspiracy has shocked the public, and brought attention to the devastating environmental and social impacts of industrial overfishing. But it has also sparked controversy, and been accused of muddying the waters around the question ‘Is there such a thing as sustainable seafood?’. Join our panel of scientific experts who will discuss the documentary, providing an informed commentary and more clarity on some of the critical issues that Seaspiracy has brought to the surface.

Webinar
Date
25 May 2021
Time
12:05 - 12:55
Location
Zoom webinar
Cost
No fee
Registration deadline
24 May 2021
Additional info
Watch live on
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Participants
Sverker C Jagers, professor of political science and director of Centre for Collective Action Research, CeCAR, University of Gothenburg
Friederike Ziegler, senior scientist, Unit Sustainable consumption and production, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Nkeiru Scotcher, Postdoc in Ocean Governance Lawt, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg
Sebastian Linke, Associate Professor, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
Moderator: Laurisa Dohm, Student at Sea and Society, Master's Program and Research Assistant, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Good to know
In english.
Organizer
Centre for Sea and Society, Gothenburg Student Sustainability Hub. and Centre for Collective Action Research, CeCAR.
Registration is closed.

Watch a recording of the discussion

Video (51:09)
Seaspiracy: Researchers React

About the panel discussion

Although our panel members will be live on zoom, you are very welcome to tune in and participate in the discussion with sound only - so you can be out and about while you listen. 

There will also be a question period from the audience. Be sure to watch the documentary beforehand, and bring your questions for the panel. This event is open for anyone who is interested.

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Portrait Sverker C Jagers
Sverker C Jagers
Photo: Emelie Asplund

Sverker C Jagers

Professor of political science and director of Centre for Collective Action Research, CeCAR. 

His research is mainly focused on various aspects of environmental politics, for example he has done comparative country studies and seen how the degree of democracy and corruption in countries affects the degree of overfishing. He also studied how fisheries legislation differs between countries with high and low levels of overfishing and illegal fishing. 

Read more about Sverker C Jagers research

 

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Portrait Friederike Ziegler
Friederike Ziegler
Photo: Katja Ragnstam

Friederike Ziegler

Senior scientist, Unit Sustainable consumption and production, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.  

Friederike Ziegler researches the sustainability of seafood from sea to table, both from Sweden and other countries. She has also studied eco-labeling of seafood.

Read more about Friederike Ziegler's research

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Nkeiru Scotcher
Nkeiru Scotcher

 

Nkeiru Scotcher

Post-doctoral fellow of ocean governance, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg and affiliated with the Centre for International Law at Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium.

Nkeiru Scother’s research broadly focusses on regional ocean governance and she is currently researching legal aspects of Africa’s Maritime Strategy and the strategy’s goals. With a background in international law and international relations, Nkeiru is interested in institutions and structures that impact users and uses of our marine areas.

Read more about Nkeiru Scotcher's research

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Portrait Sebastian Linke
Sebastian Linke
Photo: Christine Westerhaus

 

Sebastian Linke 

Associate Professor in Environmental Social Science , School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

Studies the interplay between science, politics and society with a focus on fishing and maritime governance at both global and local levels.

Read more about Sebastian Linke's research

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Portrait Laurisa Dohm
Laurisa Dohm

 

Moderator: Laurisa Dohm 

Student at Sea and Society, Master's Program and Research Assistant, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

Research interest in science communication, in particular the development of better approaches and tools for communicating about research and science-related issues beyond academia.