Our research focuses on the human dimensions of marine systems and how social-ecological dynamics shape and are shaped by formal and informal institutions.

Our research focuses on the human dimensions of marine systems and how social-ecological dynamics shape and are shaped by formal and informal institutions.

The fishing industry’s transformation this past year holds many lessons about creating more resilient food systems, and I hope we learn from it. Very grateful to @sea_the_people @MaineFishermen @PCFFA2 & more who spoke with me for this story @TheCounter:

https://thecounter.org/pandemic-us-fisheries-covid-19-seafood-csf/

New research examines the impact of the #COVID19 pandemic on the global seafood sector and identifies opportunities to build #resilience -- News release: https://tinyurl.com/2k4mlu7e Paper: https://tinyurl.com/yklbnw4m @livablefuture

Congratulations to @CucuzzaMarina & @hleslie_umaine on the *new paper* --> Evaluating the Theoretical and Practical Linkages between Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management and Fisheries Co-Management https://bit.ly/2YN69nU

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Research

We are broadly interested in questions about the design and maintenance of institutions (formal and informal) that support sustainable fisheries and the communities that depend on them. Towards this objective, we work on a range of interdisciplinary research projects related to ecosystem-based fisheries management, seafood distribution and trade, community resilience, risk, and adaptation, and aquaculture.

Publications

Campbell, L. L. Fairbanks, G. Murray, J. Stoll, L. D’Anna, J. Bingham. (2021). From Blue Economy to Blue Communities: reorienting aquaculture expansion for community wellbeing. Marine Policy.
Love, D., et al. (2021). Risks Shift Along Seafood Supply Chains. Global Food Security.
Cucuzza, M., J. Stoll, H. Leslie. (2020). Comprehensive plans as tools for enhancing coastal community resilience. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
Stoll, J., M. Bailey, M. Jonell. (2020). Alternative pathways to sustainable seafood. Conservation Letters
Silver, J., S. Stoll. (2019). How do commercial fishing licences relate to access? Fish and Fisheries.

People

Our group is engaged in interdisciplinary and applied research related to sustainable fisheries, marine and coastal governance, food systems, and social-ecological dynamics. Our research is informed by real-world engagement with marine resource users, coastal community stakeholders, and policymakers. For this reason, much of our work is based in Maine, where opportunities for regular and ongoing collaboration is most possible. However, we also work in many other parts of the United States and abroad.