Interim Report of the Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (WGHIST)
reportposted on 2017-03-20, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The ICES Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (WGHIST) is a forum for interdisciplinary research on social-ecological change in marine and fisheries systems over multi-decadal to centennial timescales. It comprises a diverse group of researchers, including marine biologists, fisheries scientists, historians, and historical ecologists, from Europe and North America, as well as Australia, Russia, and South Africa.The 2016 meeting was the second year of the WGHIST current 3-year term. The meeting was held at the ICES HQ, Copenhagen, Denmark, on 6–9 September 2016, chaired by Emily Klein (USA) and Ruth Thurstan (Australia). As in 2015, this was a joint meeting with Working Group 1 of the EU-COST Oceans Past Platform (OPP). 18 participants at-tended in person, representing 17 institutions across 10 countries in Europe, North Amer-ica, and Australia. Five participants attended remotely via WebEx for parts of the meeting.