Sicilian speciality dish of sardines, sarde a beccafico

Wednesday 1st September

Notes: All times are in current UK summertime (i.e. GMT+1)
Please see note at end of programme regarding a film that is available for those registered at the conference to watch at a time of their own choosing.

Opening Session:

9.00 Iain Young, University of Liverpool, U.K.
Wlecome on behalf of the University of Liverpool

9.15 F. Xavier Medina (President of ICAF and Director of the UNESCO Chair on Food, Culture and Development, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
Welcome on behalf of ICAF

Session 1: Economic Perspectives:

9.30 Eric Siu-Kei Cheng, National Taitung University, Taiwan
When Fish Becomes Essence: functional seafood, aqua banquet and convenience culture

10.00 Marielle Risse, Dhofar University, Oman
The Costs and Benefits of Fishing in Southern Oman

10.30 Neil Robertson, Ross, Sutherland, Skye & Lochalsh Fisherman’s Association, UK
Socio-economic Consequences of Predominantly Single-Species Fisheries on Remote Coastal Communities within Scotland’s North-West Highlands

11.00 Open Discussion on this Session

Session 2:  Fish Choices over Time:

12.00 Omri Lernau, Haifa University, Israel, and Yonatan Adler, Ariel University, Israel
Kosher and Non-Kosher Fish in Ancient Israel – the archaeological perspective on modern beliefs

12.30 Vincent Nijman, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Eel Consumption in Indonesia – from inedible to a luxury food

13.00 Helen Macbeth, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Scottish Creel-Caught Langoustines: changes in Scottish attitudes and options

13.30 Open Discussion on this Session

Session 3:  Time and Environment:

15.00 Richard Wilk, Open Anthropology Institute, Indiana, USA
Food Fish, Game Fish and Trash Fish: taste as an environmental issue

15.30 Daria Deraga, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico
Fish Consumption among Rural Families in West Mexico

16.00 Ellen Messer, Tufts University, Boston, USA
Cross-Disciplinary Global to Local Perspectives

16.30 Open Discussion on this Session

Please see note at end of programme regarding a film that is available for those registered at the conference to watch at a time of their own choosing.

Thursday 2nd September

Session 4: Anthropological Perspectives:

9.30 Fiona McCormack and Jacinta Forde, Waikato University, NZ
Fisheries Anthropology: dangerous nature and property rights

10.00 Nafsika Papacharalampous, SOAS, University of London, UK
Is Skrei a Historical Norwegian Figure? The nomadic symbiosis of fish and humans in the Lofoten Islands

10.30 Marzena Keating, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
Japanese-style Herring, Polish Greek-style Fish or Christmas Eve Carp? Fish in Polish culinary discourse during the People’s Republic of Poland

11.00 Open Discussion on this Session

Session 5: Contemporary Issues and Sustainability

12.00 Mary Margaroni, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Eating Together and Learning Together: improving an additional language through culinary experiences – a case study

12.30 Ruth Westcott, Sustainable Fish Cities, UK
Net Worth: how investing in sustainable fishing could transform the UK’s coastal communities

13.00 Veronica Zuccolo, University of Exeter, UK
Sale of Vulnerable Shark and Ray Species under the Generic Term “Ca󠇂ção” in Brazil during the Covid-19 Pandemic

13.30 Open Discussion on this Session

Session 6: Farming Fish as Food

15.00 Lucy Antal and Christina O’Sullivan, Feedback, UK
A Fishy Business: an examination of the intensive salmon farms and a proposal for a sustainable aquatic farming alternative

15.30 Laurence Anderson and Iain Young, University of Liverpool, UK
Examining the Economics of Aquaponics

16.00 Kieran Magee and Iain Young, University of Liverpool, UK
Sustainable Ingredients for Aquaculture Feed

16.30 Juan Felipe Sierra, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
A Bio-Refinery Model Integrating a Bio-Digestion, Insect Farming and Aquaponic System

17.00 Open Discussion on this Session

Followed by Closing Session:

Short overview comments and open discussion on all topics of conference.

The film, THE LONG COAST, is contributed to this conference. It will be available at a separate website with a date-limited password. Confidential information on how to access this will be emailed to those registered for the conference, so that people can watch it as suits their time zone within the specified dates.  The film has beautiful filming but to help with the interviews, the access will be to a version with CC option (subtitles for the deaf). Furthermore, Ellen Messer (of Tufts University, USA) provided very useful notes about this film, to be sent to conference participants and recommended to be read before or followed during the film.