Respecting the sea: codfish and marine resource management

Atlantic Cod has been travelling between the Barents Sea and Lofoten since the beginning of our memory - but will this journey (including the rich annual catches) last? How do we live with the fish and respect it as a food source within its ecosystem?

How do we change approach to how we manage, look and interact with the sea? What does the studies and practices around codfish management tell us about alternatives approaches to the sea?

With this talk, we want to explore the stories of fish and people and the relationship and connection between humans and fish. Our international speakers will look at the main points and actions to make this relationship sustainable.

This talk will explore solutions to the UN goal: #12 Responsible consumption and production. 


  • Nafsika Papacharalampous (Greece)
    Papacharalampous has a PhD in Anthropology from SOAS, University of London. She is researching Greek cuisine, traditional foods and markets, focusing on national and class identity, memory, and the Greek crisis. Nafsika is also a chef & consultant for artisan food companies, restaurants and food organisations in Greece and in the UK, creating unique culinary experiences. She is a food blogger at where she indulges her passion for both cooking and writing. 


  • Guri Hjallen Eriksen (Norway) 
    Eriksen is a PhD researcher on fisheries law with a base in, and support from, the independent consultant company SALT in Svolvær and associated with the University of Oslo. Her topic is the license and enforcement system in Norwegian fisheries legislation. In her thesis she attempts to do a legal cultural and institutional analysis of the legislation, with emphasis on environmental sustainability, rule of law and legitimacy.

  • Kerstin Johannesson (Sweden) 
    Johannesson is a Professor in Marine Ecology at the University of Gothenburg and Director of Tjärnö Marine Laboratory. Her professional interest is evolution and the mechanisms generating locally adapted populations, ecotypes and species. A main focus of her research is the study of adaptation over environmental gradients and the evolution of barriers to gene flow under divergent selection.

  • Joao Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira (Portugal) 
    They live and work in Lisbon, where they have collaborated since 2004 on sculpture, photography, performance, exhibition and film projects. Themes in their work revolve around queer identities, construction of community, migration, and global capitalism.

4 February 2021 14.00 GMT / 15.00 CET