eSEAS Project

Enhancing Seafood Ethics and Sustainability (eSEAS): A Values and Ecosystem-based Management Approach

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, European Commission (2017 – 2019)

This project aims to explore new ways of securing seafood sustainability by embedding ethics and values in the management framework. In resource management and governance the explicit articulation of values is often missing. Values can aid decision-makers in resolving inherent policy trade-offs that emerge at the science-policy nexus. This will facilitate more transparent, accountable, and inclusive public decision-making.

eSEAS’ objectives are threefold:

a. to promote cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the nascent field of seafood ethics.

b. to develop innovative multidisciplinary “fit-for-purpose” decision-support tools to enhance seafood ethics and sustainability.

c. to implement ethical approaches to European management challenges, including the complex multijurisdictional Norwegian-spring spawning herring fishery.

Through public engagement and dissemination, eSEAS will catalyze a science-society dialogue and collective actions to enhance seafood ethics and sustainability.

eSEAS Team: Mimi E. Lam, University of Bergen (UiB), Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), Norway; Matthias Kaiser, Professor, UiB, SVT; Jeroen P. van der Sluijs, Professor, UiB, SVT; Silvio Funtowicz, Professor II, UiB, SVT; Katja Enberg, Associate Professor, UiB, Department of Biological Sciences, Norway; and Tony J. Pitcher, Professor, University of British Columbia, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Canada.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 753937.