Megan Bailey

Canada Research Chair in Integrated Ocean and Coastal Governance

Tier 2 - 2016-05-01
Renewed: 2021-08-01
Dalhousie University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Coming to Canada From

Wageningen University, Netherlands

Research involves

Combining insights from both producers and consumers of seafood to improve the way fisheries are governed globally.

Research relevance

This research will lead to a better understanding of the benefits of cooperatively governing our shared ocean resources.

Research summary

Dr. Megan L. Bailey’s research will work to define and study “seafood sovereignty” —the right of peoples to define and control their seafood systems in culturally appropriate, ecologically sustainable, and socially just ways. Sovereignty can be related to fish and seafood production or consumption. She will contribute to seafood sovereignty as it pertains to the sustainable seafood movement and to Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland in Canada, including land, water and ice. Her goal is to contribute to equitable opportunities and outcomes in our use of marine resources.