January 25, 2011
Managing the Commons: The Case of Massachusetts Fisheries
Tuesday, January 25 (Frost Lounge, Ell Hall)
Director, Marine Ecosystem Services Program, Forest Trends
Brian J. Rothschild
Montgomery Charter Professor of Marine Science and Technology
Co-Director, Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute
Professor and Associate Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
#1: Introduction by Nonnie Burnes
#2: Opening Remarks by Christopher Bosso
#3: Brian Rothschild
#4: Tundi Agardy
- Brian Rothschild written testimony to the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, April 22, 2010
- “Green Activists Take the Wheel”, Gloucester Daily Times, June 28, 2010
- “Resistance on the Waterfront”, Gloucester Times, June 29, 2010
- Flawed Science Behind New Fishing Rules, Gloucester Daily Times, June 30, 2010
- “Science and Sustainability: Are We Asking the Right Questions?”, Rothschild presentation, October 6, 2010
- FISHFORUM, Brian Rothschild, November 9, 2010
Tundi Agardy is an internationally renowned expert in marine conservation, with extensive field and policy experience in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, North America, and the Pacific. She specializes in coastal planning and assessment, marine protected areas, fisheries management, and ocean zoning, and has published widely in these fields. She founded Sound Seas in 2001 as an independent group working at the nexus of policy and science to promote marine conservation. At Forest Trends, she is heading up the MARES initiative, a program looking to protect Marine Ecosystem Services through Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) markets. She works with international think tanks, foundations, multilaterals, museums and academic institutions, environmental groups, and consortia with interest in solving local and regional coastal and marine conservation problems. She completed her undergraduate work at Wellesley and Dartmouth Colleges and then received her Ph.D. in biological sciences and Masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and was postdoctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She has served as Senior Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund and began the Global Marine Program at Conservation International, which she oversaw as Senior Director. She also led the coastal portion of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a 3-year global analysis released in 2005 that represents the consensus of over a thousand scientists on the state of world ecosystems.
Brian J. Rothschild is the Montgomery Charter Professor of Marine Science and Technology, the Co-Director of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute, and the former Dean of the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Professor Rothschild has published over one hundred papers and chapters in books, has edited eight books, and is the author of “Dynamics of Marine Fish Populations” published by Harvard University Press (1986). In 2003 Professor Rothschild received the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2007 he received the NOAA Sustainability Fisheries Leadership Award. In 2008 he received the SouthCoast Man of the Year Award and is widely known for his work supporting the Massachusetts fishing industry.
Christopher Bosso is professor of public policy and associate dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. He is Principal Investigator on a four year NSF funded project, “Nanotechnology in the Public Interest” (SES #0609078) a senior researcher with the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern, and director of the Nanotechnology and Society Research Group (www.nsrg.neu.edu), which conducts research on regulatory and environmental dimensions of nanotechnology and related emerging technologies. Bosso is editor of Governing Uncertainty: Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology (Resources for the Future / Earthscan Press, 2010), and his 2005 book, Environment, Inc.: From Grassroots to Beltway (University Press of Kansas), received the 2006 Caldwell Award for best book in environmental policy and politics from the American Political Science Association.