Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean

Online panel discussion | June 22,2017

Can fish help feed 9 billion people? Since the vast ocean defies boundaries, who is responsible for its care? What does ocean health mean to the health of coastal tribal communities? Join an engaging, online panel to learn more about the expansive yet intricate complexities of our oceans in the Anthropocene Era—the geological age of humankind.

Professor Allison joins Phil Levin, UW Professor of Practice and Lead Scientist at The Nature Conservancy,  Melissa Poe, joint social science liaison with Washington Sea Grant and NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and other colleagues for a live-streamed discussion on the above topic.


Reshaping Western Ocean Stewardship

Engage Science Speaker Series, Town Hall, Seattle, WA | April 13, 2016

Second year Master's student, Jillian Lyles, prepared this presentation during the quarter-long Engage course at UW. In her talk, she questions Western reliance on science as the sole source of information and discusses the value in integration of diverse knowledge systems.

Oyster farming in Washington

Dine Northwest, KLAY 1180AM | March 11, 2015

MARINA Master's student, Jack Cheney, was interviewed for local Washington seafood radio show, Dine Northwest, about his current project surveying Seattle oyster consumers about their consumption habits. His work is in partnership with the Washington Department of Health.

Governing fisheries for food

Fisheries Seminar Series, University of British Columbia | February 13, 2015


Securing space in wetlands and coastal seas for sustainable seafood production "Whole Planet, Full Plate", WWF Fuller Symposium | November 12-13, 2014

Addressing leaders in science, policy, business, conservation and development, Dr. Allison discusses the topic of securing aquatic space for contribution to sustainable food production. He covers two questions related to the future of fish in our hands: What contribution are fish making to food security and what could they potentially contribute? What role can conservation play to ensure that that role is sustained into the future?



lecture series on Social issues in developing-country fisheries and aquaculture

united Nations University Fisheries Training Programme, Reykjavik, Iceland February 1-7, 2014

Lecture 3: On the Margins: Social Issues in Fishing Communities of the Developing World


Lecture 4: Fish Trade Controversies


Lecture 6: Putting your work in a wider context: using frameworks


Lecture 7: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Food Security


Vulnerability of fishery systems and fishing-dependent people to climate change: pathways of impact and adaptive response

Stockholm resilience Center 2010

Photo: Sea Anemones by Alex Tanz.