Indigenous Fisheries Resurgence in a Changing World

Andrea Reid and John-Francis Lane with their salmon science camp participants from the Nisga’a village of Gingolx in the Portland Inlet on B.C. north coast in 2018.

Andrea Reid and John-Francis Lane with their salmon science camp participants from the Nisga’a village of Gingolx in the Portland Inlet on B.C. north coast in 2018. Credit: Andrew Stewart – UBC


This January, we will be welcoming Dr. Andrea Reid to our first virtual event of the new year.

Dr. Reid is a citizen of the Nisga’a Nation and an Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. She has launched and is leading the Centre for Indigenous Fisheries, working to build an inclusive hub for the study and protection of culturally significant fish and fisheries. Her research program adopts highly interdisciplinary and applied approaches to improving our understanding of the complex interrelationships between fish, people and place. Reid’s PhD in Biology (Governor General’s Gold Medal; Carleton University ’20) centred on multiple stressor effects on Pacific salmon, using tools and insights from Indigenous and Western sciences in tandem. Reid is a cofounder of Riparia, a Canadian charity that connects diverse young women with science on the water to grow the next generation of water protectors. She is also a National Geographic Explorer and a Fellow of The Explorers Club.

Dr. Reid will be speaking about the role of fisheries in supporting food systems, livelihoods and economies; health and well-being; culture and identity; and, much more for people all around the world. She’ll discuss Indigenous fisheries approaches for sustainable fishing solutions during a time when environmental stressors that disrupt fisheries can be far reaching.


DATE | January 12, 2023
TIME | 6 – 8 pm
WHERE | via zoom

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We look forward to seeing you!