Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee was a keynote speaker at the most recent annual meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI), an organization that promotes information exchange on marine resources use and management through the organization of an annual meeting devoted to technical presentations and workshops on issues relevant to marine resources in the Gulf and Caribbean region.
This meeting was hosted by the Instituto de investigación y evaluación ecológica pesquera at the Universidad del Magdalena, and supported by the “Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible” and FAO among others. There were 260 international and 130 national participants.
Ratana's keynote speech, entitled ”How big is small? Understanding small-scale fisheries for what they are”, is linked to her current SSHRC Partnership Grant project, Too Big To Ignore: Global Partnership for Small-Scale Fisheries Research (TBTI).Two TBTI events were organized during the GCFI meeting, to explore issues concerning small-scale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
While in Santa Marta, Ratana was interviewed with Alejandro Acosta by El Campustv, Universidad del Magdalena. You can see this interview on YouTube (in Spanish).