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Tuesday, June 25 • 15:00 - 16:30
Aquaculture and the ocean frontier.

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Chaired by: Mather, C.

Aquaculture and the ocean frontier
The idea that the ocean represents a new ‘frontier’ for economic growth and development is back on the agenda of academics and policy makers. In this session we are interested in critically assessing the concept of frontier in relation to aquaculture. We do so by engaging with a literature on resource extraction that uses frontier as an analytical and conceptual device. In this writing, frontiers are understood as relational zones of economy, nature and society. They are dynamic spaces that disrupt existing institutional orders and involve the imposition of new property regimes and new forms of commodification and resource exploitation. Given these transformations, frontiers are frequently sites of economic and political struggles over space and access to resources. Using the term frontier as an analytical device provides an interesting and potentially productive way of thinking about global aquaculture development.

Literature/papers presentations:

- The production of fishy spaces: codifying containment in Newfoundland salmonid aquaculture
Ignace Schoot

- Promised Frontiers: Ocean Economies and Aquaculture in Canada
Christine Knott and Charlie Mather

- Acceptance of aquaculture growth by non-aquaculture industry stakeholders 
Jahn-Petter Johnsen,  Signe A. Sønvisen 

- The Aquaculture Governance Index: An Introduction

Sake R. L. Kruk*, Hilde Toonen & Simon R. Bush





Tuesday June 25, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
REC A2.08 Roeters Eiland Complex, University of Amsterdam