Global ecological and economic connections in Arctic and sub-Arctic crab markets

Brooks A. Kaiser, Melina Kourantidou, Dewan Ahsan, Sergey Bakanev, AnnDorte Burmeister, Ginny Eckert, Linda M. Fernandez, Hyun Pyo Hong, Albert Alexandre Monsalve, Darrell Mullowney, Bjørg Helen Nøstvold, Hojeong Park, Edward Poulsen, Lars Ravn-Jonsen, Chris Siddon, Jan H. Sundet, Kanae Tokunaga, Masashi Yamamoto

2021 – Marine Policy, 127, Feb. 2021.

Contact : Dr. Dewan Ahsan – Southern Denmark University – Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, The Management and Economics of Resources and Environment (MERE) Research Group, Danish Centre for Risk and Safety Management

High latitude marine systems are experiencing climate change and other human-induced impacts that outpace global averages. Communities dependent on these systems are also undergoing complex economic and socioecological changes. Ecological, economic, market and community developments in Arctic and sub-Arctic crab fisheries are increasingly complex and uncertain. These escalating risks and complexities threaten well-being, social and ecological integrity of dependent communities and ecosystems. Through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration, we examine the escalation to illustrate how global ecological and economic
connections are co-evolving between nature, society, and industry. The article demonstrates how informal, integrative cooperation with broad stakeholder participation at a global scale, focused on information sharing
and scientific cooperation, addresses local and regional dynamic markets and ecosystems for improved economic and ecological outcomes.

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