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Transoceanic Fishers: Multiple mobilities in and out of the South China Sea

Project description

A geopolitical look at Chinese and Vietnamese fishers

China and Vietnam have moved their fishing fleets (marine harvesting and trade) from the South China Sea to Africa and Oceania. Studies suggest that these militarised and subsidised fleets have become an instrument of the geopolitical agendas of their respective states. The EU-funded TransOcean project will investigate how individuals and groups of fishers modify their activities from legal to illegal, as state and non-state agents, and as poachers, traders and smugglers. The project will also study how these rising Asian mobilities interact and clash with those in Africa and Oceania. It will develop a new theoretical and methodological model of fishers as mobile maritime actors who in exploiting their networks pursue transoceanic expansion.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Host institution

CHR MICHELSENS INSTITUTT FOR VIDENSKAP OG ANDSFRIHET STIFTELSE
Address
Jekteviksbakken 31
5006 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 499 989

Beneficiaries (1)

CHR MICHELSENS INSTITUTT FOR VIDENSKAP OG ANDSFRIHET STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 499 989
Address
Jekteviksbakken 31
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations