Fishes: Oceans Under Threat

Deadline: 1 May 2022
Contact: Jo Walton, University of Sussex
Email: [email protected]

CfP: Oceans Under Threat

Articles are invited for a special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888) on the theme “Oceans Under Threat: Overfishing.”

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) hybrid modelling integrating ecological, economic, social, and cultural factors; social sciences and humanities led critiques of environmental science and policy in fisheries management; the ethics of fishing and overfishing across the blue humanities, applied ethics, science and technology studies, and other fields; Indigenous fishing practices and communities; narrative, graphic design, and innovative approaches to risk communication and stakeholder engagement; decision support tools; ecocentric legal and regulatory approaches to fisheries and ocean management; sociological or cultural studies pertinent to fisheries; and diegetic prototyping of new technologies aiming to reduce the various risks that overfishing poses to oceans.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2022. For information about how to submit, please see here: See here for the full CfP:

ASLE members may wish to note that although the official call emphasises interdisciplinarity across the arts and humanities and STEM, the issue is also open to more ‘straight’ humanities articles, particularly as there is potential to connect these up with science and policy expertise at the editorial review stage. Where open access fees would be prohibitive and contributors do not have institutional support, fee waivers can be explored. Contributors are also invited to problematise the overall conceptual framing of “overfishing” if they wish. The editors hope this will be an opportunity to highlight humanities expertise within a forum typically reserved for traditional environmental science, and to foster significant interdisciplinary dialogue. Informal queries are welcome: [email protected].

Posted on August 24, 2021