Arctic Ocean and coastal communities

Fishing is the livelihood of many Arctic coastal communities in Northern Norway and Northern Russia. The workshop aims to bring together different groups of stakeholders who share common interests in the resources of the Arctic Ocean. The stakeholders from Northern Norway and Northern Russia will discuss the ongoing changes in the marine environment of the Arctic Ocean and their relevance for the intricate relations between people, sea water and fish. Case studies from the Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea and White Sea will be represented.

Photo: Anna Stammler-Gossmann
Photo: Anna Stammler-Gossmann

Arctic Centre, University of Lapland with the EU ACCESS project – Arctic Climate Change Economy and Society will organize Arctic Ocean and coastal communities  Changes, challenges and livelihoods  Stakeholders’ workshop on February 20-21, 2014, Thule Room at the Arctic Centre. More information from Anna Stammler-Gossmann.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

09:30 – 12:30 Session 1

Anna Stammler-Gossmann, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Welcome and opening remark.

Roza Laptander, Arctic Centre, Groningen, Netherlands
Who is Willem Barentsz?

Anna Stammler-Gossmann, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Barents Sea. Changing Barents Sea: Fish – fishers -fishery

Astrid Daniloff, Sea Salmon Fishery Association in Finnmark County, Norway
Barents Sea. Coastal Sami and salmon fishing in the Varanger fjord


Translation support – Ari Laakso

12:30 –16:00

Indila Elsa Haldorsen, Bugoynes Opplevelser, Finnmark, Norway
Barents Sea. Bugoynes story: From ‚village for sale‘ to prosperity. (New economic activities in the ‚Arctic bathing‘ tourism, King crab farm and traditional cod fishing)

Nina Meschtyb, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Kara Sea. Coastal fishery in Yamal between subsistence and gas development.


Translation support – Nuccio Mazzullo tbc

16:00 –17:30 Exhibition Opening Reception

Exhibition by Anna Stammler-Gossmann

Barents stories: ‘How do we see the sea?

Friday, February 21, 2014
09:00 –15:00 Session 2

Markov Sergei. Kandalaksha Salmon farm, Russia
White Sea: Establishing a salmon farm: Challenges and opportunities


Sergei Baramokhin, YASAVEY Nenets Indigenous Association, Indiga, Nenets Autonomous District, Russia
Barents Sea. Nenets fishery in the coastal village of Indiga


Translation support: Lukas Allemann

12:00 –13:00 Lunch

Florian Stammler, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Laptev Sea. Arctic indigenous fishery in the Lena Delta between exploitation and identity.


Closing remark
Anna Stammler-Gossmann, Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi

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