Science Seminar

12 PM–1 PM | Online | Public

Managing Arctic Fisheries: How Greenland Achieves Compliance

Science Seminar

It is with great pleasure to announce that for our October seminar, Dr. Hunter Snyder from Dartmouth College, USA, will give a talk titled: "Managing Arctic Fisheries: How Greenland Achieves Compliance".

The seminar will be on Wednesday, October 20, at 12:00 pm Eastern Summer Time.

The seminar will be 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes for general questions and discussion. Then for those that would like to join, there will be a 30 mins in-depth discussion afterwards. The seminar will be recorded, and if you would like access, please contact me ([email protected]).

Abstract: Greenland offers us a glimpse into the challenges of managing fisheries in the Arctic. In this presentation of three studies, I identify the prevalence of compliant and noncompliant fishing behavior, evaluate interventions that help fishers comply with fishery regulations, and explain what drives compliance. These studies illustrate how one Arctic coastal state addresses fishery discards, engages in transboundary fisheries governance, how it deploys behavioral nudges and deterrents, and how both robust fisheries information systems and institutional legitimacy can drive compliance in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.

Bio: Hunter Snyder is an American fisheries scientist working on global and Greenlandic fisheries. The goal of his work is to advance the study and capabilities of fishers through behavior change science, fishery planning, and improved fishery information systems. He works on the design of fisheries management plans, estimates and identifies compliance and fraud, and he develops tools that can be used to increase compliance in fisheries settings.

Hunter works within fisheries information systems and in close collaboration with government staff, industry, and fishers' associations. His current work focuses on why people do not comply in fisheries settings and what can be done to make compliance easier. Snyder earned an MSc (2014) from University of Oxford, an MMS (2018) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a PhD (2021) from Dartmouth College. He was a National Geographic Young Explorer (2014) and Explorer (2018) and a Fulbright Research Fellow (2013) to Greenland. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Fisheries, Energy Planning, and Policy, at Dartmouth College, and a consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.