Friday, 27 April 2018

Talking English Quota Allocation on the BBC

The famous Cornelis Vrolijk

I haven't shared anything here for a while. That's not because I haven't done anything interestingquite the contrary—but because what I have been doing has been largely behind-the-scenes. We're close to finalising the outputs from my current project (on agricultural nutrient pollutionparticularly from cow sh*t, insert emoji of your choice here), though, so there will be more on that very soon. 

In May I'll be starting a very exciting new project, too, so when the time comes will share that here as well.

However! That's not what this post is for. As well as agriculture, I'm still actively working on fisheries (I have a paper in press, written with Tom Appleby and Jim Pettipher, that will be out very soon—it's open access so I will share that here when it goes public). 

And last week, my awkward Yorkshire accent made its radio debut on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, when Ross Hawkins interviewed me about the foreign ownership of English fishing quota and the post-Brexit prospects of the small-scale fleet. I've got a piece coming out in the next issue of The Land exploring this issue, so won't talk about it too much here (as I don't want to scoop myself!) but I believe you can listen to the (short and sweet) piece on iPlayer. It features some nice soundbites from the always-eloquent Jerry Percy and Paul Joy, who are much better on the radio than I am. Cornelis Vrolijk (famous as the UK's biggest fishing boat, and holder of nearly a quarter of all English fishing quota) were also interviewed, which I enjoyed as it's rare the 'big guys' are heard in the media.

Monday, 27 February 2017

New Post

I recently started a new position, working as a Research Associate in the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change at Lancaster University. I'm working with Claire Waterton, and a team of interdisciplinary researchers from universities across the UK, looking at nutrient management on UK beef farms.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

A book I contributed to was recently published by Island Press. The Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries, edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller, is an exhaustive look at fishing around the world. I provided a lot of data for the UK Chapter. You can find out more at the Island Press website.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Fishing rights, human rights?

I recently co-authored a book chapter with Thomas Appleby of the University of the West of England (where I currently hold an Honorary Fellowship) and Jim Pettifer of Cooperative Futures. In it, we dicuss the often overlooked implications of the law when using property rights to manage the environment.

Property rights are a widely advocated policy tool to encourage stewardship over a range of environmental goods. Economists rarely consider, however, that property rights are enmeshed within a complex web of national and international legal frameworks - such as human rights law - that put strict limitations on the way they operate. This important issue is illustrated here with reference to the legal struggles in the UK around the 'ownership' of fishing rights.

This working paper was produced for an edited volume arising from the workshop Consequences of Rights Based Fisheries in the Arctic, hosted by the Institute of Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College, USA and the Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland, at Dartmouth College on September 21-29 2015.

We've made a pre-publication copy of the article available online. If you'd like to read it, you can find the full text for free on my Researchgate page.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Nature article and Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

I contributed some data and calculations to a paper that was recently published in the journal Nature Communications.

You can read the paper here. The data will also be provided in more detail in a Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries, which will be published by Island Press (Washington DC) in August 2016.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Public Law Article

An article that I coauthored with Margherita Pieraccini on the use of impact assessments in nature conservation law was just published in Public Law. The reference is Pieraccini, M & Cardwell, E, (2016)‘Impact Assessments for nature conservation: effective and reflexive?’ Public Law, pp 93-110.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Ocean and Coastal Management article

An article that I co-authored with Margherita Pieraccini at Bristol Law School was just published in Ocean and Coastal Management. It's open access, so you can read it for free over at the Science Direct website.