Melissa Marschke

Canada lags behind on efforts to address human rights abuses in seafood supply chains

This talk focuses on working conditions on distant water fisheries, how Canadian seafood supply chains are tainted with forced labour, and considers where Canada could do better in terms of potential policies to address these challenges.

Melissa Marschke

Our speaker

Professor Melissa Marschke

Melissa Marschke is Full Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS) at the University of Ottawa. Her training is in human-environment relations, with an emphasis on livelihoods, common pool resources and environmental governance. Her geographical focus is Southeast Asia, although recently I’ve also become interested in seafood in Canada and the Caribbean. Professor Marschke is currently involved in research projects examining (a) work across the seafood sector, and (b) unpacking sand livelihoods.

She is the author of Life, Fish and Mangroves: Resource governance in coastal Cambodia (U Ottawa Press, 2012), and has published in various journals including Marine Policy, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Ecology & Society, The Canadian Geographer, and Journal of Rural Studies.

Date and time
Mar 26, 2024
11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
RSVP required in person & online (see registration links below).
Format and location
In person, Virtual
Fauteux Hall (FTX)
FTX351 (57 Louis-Pasteur Private, uOttawa) + ZOOM
General public
Open to all.
Organized by
in partnership with the Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Human Rights and the International Law Group