Mekong Fisheries

October 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mānoa Campus, On Zoom

In recent decades, people living in the Southeast Asia have witnessed major transformations in their lives and livelihoods. This series of seminars will focus on a variety of issues—all of which have a plastic connection. This second webinar focuses on the growth of fisheries and aquaculture. The following webinars talk about the expansion of oil palm and rubber plantations, and the politics of conservation and heritage areas. The opening webinar introduced the expanding problem of plastic waste in the region and community and government action to reign it in. This series of four webinars will explore how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations. Panelists: Brian Szuster (Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa); Senglong Youk (Deputy Executive Director & Program Director, Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT)); Wisa Wisesjindawat-Fink (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mekong Culture WELL Project, Michigan State University); Aaron Koning (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wonders of the Mekong Project, Global Water Center, University of Nevada, Reno) Moderator: Amanda Flaim (Assistant Professor, James Madison College and Department of Sociology, Mekong Culture WELL, Michigan State University) Part of the Fall 2021 LuceSEA Webinar Series, “Southeast Asia in Transition: Plastic Runs Through It.”

Event Sponsor
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CALL), Mānoa Campus

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