- Professor, Canada Research Chair in Trophic Ecology
- University of Windsor Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
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Aaron Fisk is a professor at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. As climate change continues to cause sea ice melt in the Arctic, commercial fisheries are rapidly expanding northward into areas once fished only by local communities. Recognizing that effective fisheries management in this harsh and remote environment will depend on active participation by the indigenous people, Fisk is using his Pew marine fellowship to empower Inuit communities to manage a developing artisanal fishery. The Arctic’s rich marine biodiversity includes not only seals and whales but also commercially important fish such as Greenland halibut. Working with the Inuit community of Pangnirtung on southern Baffin Island, Fisk will survey fishermen on how to develop a sustainable Inuit-based commercial fishery for this species. Building on his 15 years of experience studying marine life in the Arctic, he will provide training and resources for these fishermen to carry out research and share their knowledge with Canadian policymakers. To learn more about Fisk, visit his bio online: http://www1.uwindsor.ca/glier/aaron-fisk.