MARE Quarterly Alerts (06 July 2024)

We’re excited to bring you the latest quarterly updates from MARE. We’re pleased to share two new paper collections from our journal Maritime Studies as well as some additional announcements. Also check out our website which has undergone recent updates to provide more relevant and up-to-date information.

New book in MARE’s publication series

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book in our MARE book series. Timed to mark the 10th anniversary of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines, the book “Implementation of the Small-scale Fisheries Guidelines provides a rich 10-year stock-taking of the success stories and challenges of the SSF guidelines in many parts of the world. Julia Nakamura, Ratana Chuenpagdee and Svein Jentoft have co-edited this volume such that it includes global case studies enabling comparative analysis and synthesis, providing a vital reference for governments, practitioners, and organisations supporting sustainable small-scale fisheries.

MARE conference 2025: Save the Date

Please save the date for the next MARE People and the Sea conference. Like earlier episodes, the conference will take place from June 23 to June 27, most likely in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Maritime Studies (MAST)

We are proud to announce that two exciting collections of papers have recently been completed.

First, a collection on Coastal and Maritime Cultural Heritage documenting how, throughout world, coastal peoples’ cultural heritage tells a story of hundreds of years of connections with their marine and coastal environments. Topics addressed in the collection include: participatory methods to map heritage, challenges of preserving intangible heritage, seafood as coastal cultural heritage, cultural heritage as indicator of fishing communities, a gendered perspective on cultural heritage, risks to cultural heritage, linking cultural heritage to marine spatial planning.

Second, the paper collection on Marine Conflicts and pathways to sustainability in an era of blue growth and climate change. Papers in thiscollections investigate how conflict is conceptualized; what the origins and driving forces of conflicts are; how conflict can obstruct (or restore/invigorate) prospects for sustainability and social justice and how different actors relate to these terms; how research on conflict can contribute to better marine conflict management practices and institutions; and how alternative values, ways of knowing and visions are articulated by marginalized groups, activists and civil society vis-à-vis dominant norms and practices. 

Please check here for an overview of all paper collections, some of which are currently in the making and welcoming to additional submissions.

For a full overview of previous MAST issues as well as the most recent papers, click here.