Episode 2: Going Under: The Changing Accessibility of the Sea

This episode, in two parts, focuses on rising sea levels and the implications for fishing communities and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundaries.

With islands sinking below the waterline, EEZs increasingly disputed and fishers at risk of being displaced, will illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing become more prevalent?

Part One: Themes and Concepts

For Part One, Grace Evans and Lauren Young speak to several experts to examine the complexities of maritime boundaries and explore how sea level rise, coastal erosion and changing weather patterns are set to alter the way we access and utilise the sea.

Part Two: The Deep Dive

In Part Two, Grace and Lauren are joined by Beth Mendenhall, Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island, and Andreas Østhagen, Senior Researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, to take a closer look at the complexities of maritime boundaries in the Arctic.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Climate Change

A trailblazing project examining the impact of climate change on criminal drivers behind large-scale illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


Grace Evans

Former Research Analyst

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Lauren Young

Former Research Fellow

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