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Alyne Elizabeth Delaney


Tohoku University


Alyne Elizabeth Delaney is an Associate Professor at CNEAS, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. As an Anthropologist and an Ethnographer, she investigates human-environmental interactions in coastal zones. Her research interests and expertise lie in fisheries and coastal communities in Japan and Europe. She also has the experience of working in Greenland, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa. For many years she has been working on issue related to community sustainability and resilience, whether that be through conducting social impact assessments, working as an applied anthropologist in fisheries management, researching recovery following disasters, running visual mapping workshops, and advocating for Blue Justice.

Dr. Delaney coordinated PERICLES, an EU Horizon2020 project on preserving and sustainably governing coastal and maritime cultural heritage. She continues to provide scientific advice for fisheries management via such groups as the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea and the European Commission’s STECF. She is a member of the Too Big to Ignore (TBTI) Global Partnership for Small-Scale Fisheries Research network, where she is a member of TBTI Japan, a research network bringing together stakeholders through transdisciplinary approaches, working to advertise the importance of Japanese small-scale fisheries as well as addressing issues and concerns affecting Japanese small-scale fisheries today.

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