Interim Report of the Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (WGHIST)
reportposted on 2016-02-19, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The ICES Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (WGHIST, 2015-2017) is a forum for interdisciplinary research on social-ecological change in marine and fisheries systems over multi-decadal to multi-century timescales. It comprises a diverse group of researchers including marine biologists, fisheries scientists, historians, and historical ecologists.The 2015 meeting was the first year of the second iteration of WGHIST, and comprised a joint meeting with Working Group 1 of the EU-COST Oceans Past Platform. The meeting opened at 09:00 on Tuesday, 20 October, and closed at 16:00 on Friday, 23 October, and was hosted by Dr. Chato Osio of the Maritime Affairs Unit of the European Commis-sion’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy. 15 participants attended in person, rep-resenting 14 institutes across 11 countries in Europe, North America, Russia, and Australia. 3 participants (UK, USA, and Denmark) joined via Skype for part of the meet-ing, including a representative from the ICES Data Centre. Three further participants (Germany, USA, and South Africa) contributed via email correspondence.