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The group around the South African Research Chair in Marine Ecology and Fisheries (SARCHI ME&F) is concerned with developing methodology for the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) in the Benguela large marine ecosystem, and more generally, methodology for a systems approach to managing human interactions with the ocean. This includes coping with, and adapting to, climate change in marine social-ecological systems.

The interdisciplinary team is led by Associate Professor Astrid Jarre and Dr Lynne Shannon.

We are affiliated with UCT’s Marine Research (MA-RE) Institute and UCT’s Centre for Statistics in Environment, Ecology and Conservation (SEEC). We are grateful for core funding by the DST/NRF South African Research Chair Initiative, and additional funding from the CEC, UCT, the NRF and UKRI/GCRF. Our professional network includes colleagues in South Africa, southern Africa and world-wide.

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Friday, 22 January 2021
Just out

Lynne is a co-author on a paper just published in PNAS this week. It is the culmination of Chapter 2’s work on Naure’s Contributions to People (NCP) for the IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment.

Publication Date:
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 16:00
Just out

Congratulations to Marieke, who just had a paper published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science! It is only recently that this renowned international journal has started to open up to the human dimensions in fisheries (and their management), and Marieke is one of the first anthropologists whose work is being recognised in this way. 

 

Publication Date:
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 19:30
"As die see byt": Collaborative production experiment

We are extremely excited to be collaborating with "The Rainbow Exchange" on a theatrical production based on Dr. Louise Gammages PhD research in the southern Cape, specifically the scenario stories she developed together with fishers from Melkhoutfontein. This production, "As die see byt", will be performed in Melkhoutfontein next week. Fingers firmly crossed that Covid-2019 doesn't trip us up.

Publication Date:
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 08:15
Just out

Lynne is part of a team that looked at seabird-induced natural mortality of forage fish across five ecosystems.

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 08:30

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