180 - Fisheries Science, Pacific Herring, and Colonialist History with Jennifer Silver
In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Silver discusses the history of fisheries science as it was developed in the context of colonialism and industrialized fishing. The discussion centers on a paper she and her colleagues recently published in The American Naturalist titled "Fish, People, and Systems of Power: Understanding and Disrupting Feedback between Colonialism and Fisheries Science" (Silver et al. 2022). In particular she discusses the ways in which colonialism impacted indigenous peoples in what is now British Columbia through the Pacific herring fishery.
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