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REF NO.: 66

SUBJECT: Henrietta Harvey lecturer to discuss three fisheries regions

DATE: Oct. 21,2009

A distinguished scholar from Rutgers University will deliver the Henrietta Harvey Lecture at Memorial University on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Dr. Bonnie McCay will ask how have people in three regions – Newfoundland’s northeast coast; Mexico’s north Pacific coast; and the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast – responded to changes in their fisheries linked to environmental shifts? What roles have exclusive property rights and community played in shaping their responses, particularly their capacity to alter fisheries governance?
Dr. McCay is Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor at Rutgers, where she chairs the Department of Human Ecology. Her lecture, Catch Shares and Sharing the Catch: Considerations of Property and Community in Three Fisheries will start at 7 p.m., in room 1046 in the Arts and Administration building. A reception will follow in the Arts atrium. The lecture is free and open to the general public and free parking is available in Lot 15.

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