Chasing the Fish: Local Knowledge of the North Coast

(24 mins)

As a counter point to the science-based systems of knowledge relied upon by government agencies, this video explores the ways in which small-scale fishers from Prince Rupert make sense of the way fish behave. It reveals the wealth and depth of fishers' knowledge. We learn the ways in which fishing gear, technology and regulations intersect with fishers' experiences to create a dynamic knowledge that resource managers need to take into account if resource management plans are to be truly effective.

This video is useful for classes in:
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Resource Management
Fisheries

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Ethnographic Film Unit
Dept of Anthropology, UBC
6303 NW Marine Drive Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1 anthfilm@interchange.ubc.ca 604-822-0337