“Ocean Grabbing: The real crisis in the oceans.” Invited presentation at the workshop on Building the Future of Fisheries: Designs for Government, Market, and Community, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, April 3, 2015.
“A Perspective on Rights-based Approaches as a Management Tool: Words (and lives) matter.” Invited plenary address at the international conference on Tenure and Fishing Rights 2015: A global forum on rights-based approaches for fisheries co-organized bythe Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Kingdom of Cambodia, in Siam Reap, March 23-27, 2015.
“Searching for Accountability and Scholarship: a candid conversation about the legacy of fisheries economics.” Invited seminar at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, February 27, 2015.
“Economic Objectives and Fisheries Management: a consideration (largely) from the Alaska perspective.” Invited presentation at theWorkshop on the Use of Bioeconomics and Role of Government in Achieving Economic Objectives for Australian Fishery Managers, February 23-24, 2015, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.
“Stealing the Oceans to Save Them: privatization and public apathy.” Invited presentation at the Planet of the Ocean: Environment and Society on the Rest of the Planet symposium, January 30-31, Rosa Luxembourg Foundation, New York.
“When Wall Street Goes Fishing: ‘Introducing fisheries as investable opportunities’.” Invited presentation to the Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies, Lund University, 3 November, 2014. Lund, Sweden.
“Fisheries Policy 101: A guide to understanding contemporary fisheries debates for lay audiences.” Invited presentation at “Wall Street vs. Social Movements: a workshop on ocean grabbing and neo-liberalization, 1-2 November, 2014.” Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Finacializing Fisheries: The newest twist in fisheries policy.” Invited presentation at “Wall Street vs. Social Movements: a workshop on ocean grabbing and neo- liberalization, 1-2 November, 2014.” Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Challenges Confronting Small Scale Fisheries: Privatization, ocean grabbing, narrative hegemony, rhetorical co-optation and. . . rights talk pollution.” Invited presentation to the Slow Fish Program at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2014, 24 October, 2014. Turin, Italy.
“Do Toilets Fall From the Sky Onto the Beaches of California? Exposing the fallacies of the dominant narrative in fisheries policy.” Invited presentation to the Slow Fish Program at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2014, 25 October, 2014. Turin, Italy.
“Living in a Neo-liberal World: Losing our commons.” Invited presentation to the Slow Fish Program at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2014, 26 October, 2014. Turin, Italy.
“Has the Leopard Changed its Spots? Some thoughts on the challenges awaiting small scale fisheries.” Invited keynote presentation at the 6th General Assembly of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), 1-5, Sept. 2014. Cape Town, South Africa. http://worldfishers.org/2014/09/02/seth-macinko-keynote-speech-2/(also online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzNJMoXYaw )
“Sustainable Fisheries and Jobs: Which path for Spain?” Invited presentatiion at the “Parliamentary workshop on the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund: opportunity for employment , local development and sustainability, 14 October, 2013, Spanish Congress.” Hosted by Globe International. Madrid, Spain.
“Enclosure of the last fish.” Mads Barbesgaard, Seth Macinko, and Carsten Pedersen. Paper presented an the 5th Nordic Geographers’ Meeting, 11-14 June 2013. Reykjavík, Iceland.
“Critical geography and visual methodology – connecting to local struggles through film.” Invited panelist for special session on visual methods at the 5th Nordic Geographers’ Meeting, 11-14 June 2013. Reykjavík, Iceland.
“Fisheries and the Idea of SlowFish: Some terms to get “right”—rights, communities, sustainability.” Invited presentation at SlowFish Genoa, 9-12 May, 2013. Genoa, Italy.
“Ocean Grabing and Slow Fish: From understanding to . . . action(?). Invited presentation at SlowFish Genoa, 9-12 May, 2013. Genoa, Italy.
“’Privatization of the Oceans’: A Predominant Ideology in the name of Environmental Protection.” Invited presentation to the Human Ecology Divison, Lund University, 18 March, 2013. Lund, Sweden.
“The privatization of oceans: A pathway or hurdle towards sustainability?” Invited presentation to the Sustainability Seminar Series, Copenhagen Business School, 18 March, 2013. Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Fisheries and the Idea of Slow Fish.” Invited presentation at the conference on “The Guardians of the Oceans” at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2012, October 26, 2012, Turin, Italy.
“Fishing rights, community fisheries and sustainability.” Invited presentation atthe Slow Fish Program at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2012, October 26, 2012, Turin, Italy.
“Honest Brokers? Reconsidering Fisheries Economics.” Invited presentation to the School of Economics and Finance, University of Tasmania, August 14, 2012, Hobart.
“Fisheries Policy at the Crossroads: Who Benefits?” Invited presentation to the Fisheries Discussion Group, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, August 14, 2012, Hobart.
“Rights-Based Fishing: What is Right for the ACP?” Invited presentation at the conference on “Fisheries Governance and Food Security—Rights Based Management,” lunch debate at the 23rd ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (Africa Caribbean Pacific- European Union) – 30 May 2012, Horsens, Denmark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGki2BKHoEQ&feature=plcp
“Mandatory TFCs for Europe?” Invited presentation at the hearing on “La Riforma della Politica Comune della Pesca,” 18 May 2012, Italian Senate, Rome.
“Some Thoughts on the ‘Feasibility,’ ‘Appropriateness,” and Possible Alternatives to TFCs in the Context of CFP Reform.” Invited presentation at the public hearing on ‘The feasibility of Transferable Fishing Concessions (TFCs) in the context of the CFP reform.’ 24 April, 2012, The Committee on Fisheries (PECHE) of the European Parliament, Brussels.
“The Effect of Transferrable Fishing Concessions on: The nation, communities, and future generations.” Invited presentation at the Conference on “Can the EU Ensure Sustainable Fisheries?” 23 March, 2012, Danish Parliament, Copenhagen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXwaUcITJYI
“The Political Economy of Fisheries Policy.” Invited presentation at the workshop on “ITQs: a cure-all or a pitfall?” 20-21 March, 2012, Copenhagen.
“What Constitutes a Fisheries Policy?” Invited presentation at the workshop on “ITQs: a cure-all or a pitfall?” 20-21 March, 2012, Copenhagen.
“Honest Brokers or Stealth Issue Advocates? The Role of Economics in Fisheries Policy.” Presented at MARE People and the Sea VI: ‘Bridging science and policy for sustainable coasts and seas,’ July 6-9, 2011, Amsterdam.
Invited Keynote Speaker, “Strategic Workshop on The First Proposals for Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.” Workshop hosted by the Fisheries Secretariat and Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. Bundesgeschäftsstelle – members of OCEAN2012. June 29- 30, 2011, Berlin.
Invited Keynote Speaker, OCEAN2012 Steering Group, April 8, 2011, Brussels. (OCEAN2012 is a consortium of environmental NGOs based throughout Europe formed to focus on the decadal reform of the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union due to be completed in 2012).
“The Conceptualization and Realization of Eco-Fishing.” Invited keynote presentation at the “Symposium on Inshore Fisheries, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, March 12, 2011.” Falmouth, England.
“Key Terms for Future Fisheries Policies: Rent, profitability, efficiency, transition.” Invited presentation at the “Future Fisheries Strategy Expert Workshop, Victoria Fisheries, February 17-18, 2011.” Melbourne, Australia.
“Who is Serious about ‘Community’ ‘Benefits’?” Invited presentation, 55th Annual Conference Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Mini-symposium on “Improving Community Benefits from Fisheries Resources,” February 11, 2011, Melbourne, Australia.
“Rethinking Ownership, Ecosystem, and Sustainability in Fisheries Management.” Invited presentation at the “4th Oceans Policy Symposium, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, November 12, 2010.” Oxford, UK.
“A Conversation about Rents as if “Communities” Mattered.” Presented by invitation at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Catch Share Workshop, National Marine Fisheries Service, March 9-12, 2010, Honolulu.
“Agentes Honestos? Ciencia, Políticas y ‘Derechos’ en el Manejo de Pesquerías.” Presented at MarCuba/XIII Congress on Latin American Marine Sciences (COLACMAR) October 26-30, 2009, Havana.
“Human Rights-based Fishing: A critical challenge to current dogma.” Presented at MARE People and the Sea V: ‘Living with uncertainty and adapting to change,’ July 9-11, 2009, Amsterdam.
“Beyond Ideology: The death of rights-based fishing and the rise of market-based fishing.” Presented at MARE People and the Sea V: ‘Living with uncertainty and adapting to change,’ July 9-11, 2009, Amsterdam.