Derek Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, at the University of Manitoba. Derek completed his B.A. in social anthropology and international relations from the University of Toronto. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D. (2002) from the University of Guelph in sociology and international development studies and in rural studies. The title of his doctoral dissertation is "Emptying the Sea of Wealth: Globalisation and the Gujarat Fishery, 1950-1999". Derek held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-doctoral Fellowship at MARE from 2003 to 2005. Derek's primary broad area of research is the political ecology of small-scale fisheries governance. His two current areas of interest are intersections between political ecology and social wellbeing and the social economy of dried fish in South and Southeast Asia. His primary geographical focus for the past twenty years has been coastal Gujarat State, India, but he has collaborated with others on research in other parts of South Asia, and elsewhere globally.