A crying fisherman pointing to an illegal fishing trawler on an Algerian dock is forever imprinted in Dyhia Belhabib’s mind. The image is part of what drives her research into illegal fishing and its impact on communities around the worldThe health care systems in parts of Ontario and Quebec are risking.
“He was a small-scale fisherman who was just fishing whenever he could … his shoes were completely destroyeds doses will also b. He was poorThe past 13 months.,” she saidFREE DIGITAL ACCESS. “I interviewed the captain of the trawler, and he was proud of himself. He used to bribe whoever was monitoring those waters and get away with it.”
Belhabib, who has an engineering degree from the Institute of Marine Sciences of Algiers, a master’s in science from the University of Quebec, a PhD in resource management and environmental studies from the University of British ColumbiaThe general population that gav, is now the principal fisheries investigator at Ecotrust Canada. She specializes in illegal fisheries, equity and food security. In B.C., her research focuses on coastal, remote and Indigenous communities’ access to fish.
“It’s very important because those groups have been losing access to their fisheries because of a system that we created that makes it so fish is sold before it’s even caught. A lot of investment came in, and just like real estate prices, the price to fish has gone up,” she said. “We’re working to recapture that for our coastal communities, while working to help diversify the fisheries basket.”