Seminar on Inclusive Fisheries

March 10, 2022 - 3:30 PM
HMSC Research Seminar Series

Trawler heads out to sea.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. On Thursday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m., the topic will be diversity and inclusion in the fishing industry.

The speaker will be Ivan Arismendi, Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences at Oregon State University. His talk is entitled “Understanding scientific collaborations under the lens of diversity and inclusion.”

As he describes his subject:

“Productivity and impact are important qualities to evaluate fisheries careers, especially as they influence management, policy, and society. The inclusion of diverse groups in fisheries has shown little progress over the last two decades for various reasons, including structural barriers within both society and academia. Collaboration networks are important for productivity, promotion, and scientific impact, yet the extent to which the structure of these networks affects the inclusion of minoritized groups in fisheries remains unknown. I will present and summarize our current research about collaboration networks in fisheries focused on publications in international English-language journals and co-authorship networks over the last four decades. Fisheries science has experienced a profound transformation, becoming an inherently collaborative and larger discipline over time, yet women and people of color are not fully included. There is a consistent increase in the participation of minoritized groups as lead authors in research articles, but more than two thirds of all published research is still dominated by white men. This review will help us to understand gender disparities involved in fisheries science.”

When the time comes for the talk, to attend go here.