The Changing Dynamics of Global Production in Maritime Fisheries

Oceans have become a dynamic new frontier for geographical scholarship over the past few years (Havice and Zalik 2018), provoked by evidence of their central role in global environmental change and the intensification of resource exploitation and accumulation (Campling and Colás, 2021). The global fishing industry has come under increasing scrutiny for the management issues involved in regulating use of spaces under multiple and ambiguous state jurisdictions (Havice 2018), and for poor regulation and migrant labour abuses, intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic (Vandergeest et al 2021). This special session will explore these and other issues by examining the global production networks, jurisdictional complexities, political ecologies and labour geographies of the marine fishing industry.

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