Getting to the Bottom of it: A Policy Proposal

Up until this point, my thesis has been strictly research and analysis, and while I had planned from the start to input my own ideas in the discussion section, I’ve decided to morph that section into a policy proposal using PASTEL analysis (political, administrative, social, technological, economic, and legal factors). I will suggest practical, but... Continue Reading →

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The Powers That Be In The Irish Sea [Part 1]

Mid-year Capstone Poster PDF I. Background News articles, government reports, and scientific articles are being published more frequently than ever to illustrate how the impacts of climate change are already being felt through changing seasonal patterns, an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and the decline of biodiversity in particularly sensitive regions... Continue Reading →

Mid-year Capstone Annotated Bibliography

“Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Statistics – Eurostat.” 2017. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Accessed September 30, 2018. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/fisheries/publications. This EU specific reporting, in compliance with the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) provides the most up to date analysis of fish stocks, fishing efforts, and catch for the EU. It shows that Ireland caught 205... Continue Reading →

Drafting My Poster & Preliminary Analysis

Drafting my poster was an extremely helpful exercise, I’m feeling more confident about and motivated by my content than ever before, and I’ve decided to include Actor Network Theory as a method that will be presented at the junction between my introduction and my primary methods of my final essay. I worked through the process... Continue Reading →

Outlining Fisheries Management in 5 Pages

  I. Introduction Broad Discussion of scholarly work concerning the governance of commons (Harvey, Ostrom, Hardin) Scholarly work concerning oceans and how climate change will affect fisheries (biologically and economically). Framing Question: Are the current laws and policies for managing global fisheries sustainable and will they be strong or adaptive enough to combat the effects... Continue Reading →

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