MIT Sea Grant: Fishing Communities

Madeleine Hall-Arber, Ph.D., has focused her research on fishing communities since 1975, when she devoted her summer fieldwork as a Brandeis University graduate student to going out on the commercial fishing vessels of Provincetown, Massachusetts. The goal of her research on the impacts of regulatory change on fishing communities is to help managers and the communities identify ways to mitigate the impacts of management decisions. Her published work on New England fishing communities serves as the basis for describing the human environment for several fishery management plans. Hall-Arber also works closely with fishing industry members on collaborative research projects.

Current Projects
Herring Management in the Northeast
Cape Ann Fresh Catch- A community supported fishery
Trade Adjustment Assistance Training for Lobstermen
Identifying Offshore Space-Use Conflicts
Developing a Methodology and Indicators for Evaluating Catch Shares

Ph.D. Anthropology, Brandeis University
M.S. Folklore, University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Social Science, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley

Professional societies and organizations
American Anthropology Association
American Fisheries Society

MIT Sea Grant Publications

MIT Sea Grant College Program: Where ocean science meets cutting edge technology
Judith A. Pederson, Lillie M. Paquette, Gayle Sherman, Madeleine Hall-Arber, Katharine de Zengotita
2013, MITSG 13-02
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Directory of social scientists
Madeleine Hall-Arber
2013, MITSG 13-37

Gloucester, Massachusetts: An Iconic Fishing Port
Madeleine Hall-Arber
2013, MITSG 13-30

Competing approaches to policy change in fisheries: the regional management council and stakeholder organizations
Madeleine Hall-Arber
2013, MITSG 13-31

Advancing an Ecosystem Approach in the Gulf of Maine
Robert L. Stephenson, John H. Annala, Jeffrey A. Runge, Madeleine Hall-Arber
2012, MITSG 12-36

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