LittOcean, Maritime Policy Senior Adviser
Yves Henocque is a Maritime Policy and Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Specialist with over 30 years of research and consultancy in coastal and marine environment. First trained in marine ecology, he started working in the field of aquaculture, then of coastal environment at IFREMER (1987) whilst acquiring management and international cooperation skills in Japan, South-East Asian and South Pacific countries. Since the beginning of the 90s, he is involved in the implementation of integrated coastal and ocean management (ICOM) and strategic planning in the Mediterranean and other marine regions, more particularly in the Indian Ocean (Indian Ocean Commission), the South Pacific (South Pacific Commission), South-East Asia (Thailand), and Japan. After a long career at IFREMER, he is currently chairing the Coast and Sea committee at Foundation of France and acting as adviser to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).
Talk on Wednesday 5th June
> The ocean and its resources, a parallel with climate change: the gap between global issues and local responses
The challenge facing fisheries management is to design a system that will be both effective in the short term, and capable of gradual improvement with experience, drawing on the lessons of past mistakes and successes. Actually, there is a long history of responses to the over-use and misuse of goods and services provided by the ocean ecosystems to human societies. Taking an historical perspective tells us what happened in the past and might help us decide what we want for the future and consequently adapt the design of socio-economic incentives and policy goals, recognizing that human demands and impacts on seas and ocean have dramatically increased with global population growth, industrialization, and climate change.