Fishfolk is an email discussion group on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology listserv

Purpose and scopeEdit

Started by Madeleine Hall-Arber in 1993, Fishfolk was originally set up as a discussion area for social scientists with interests in fisheries, but gradually broadened in scope until it now covers fishery management in general, and involves a wide range of interested individuals, including active fishers and government officials.

Some of these individuals are described on the Fishfolk members page.


If you wish to join Fishfolk, send a message to the address containing the following one line of text (nothing is needed in the subject line of your email):

subscribe fishfolk yourfirstname yourlastname

The MIT computer will confirm your registration by sending you an email (with instructions on how to unsubscribe, and to perform certain arcane transactions) and start copying to you all messages the list members send to the mailing list. The number of messages you can expect to receive ranges from 1 to 50 per day, so don't join if you value a clean inbox and you have only a peripheral interest in fishery management.

Latest address?Edit


Please notice that messages to Fishfolk should be sent to (simplified-no longer use mitvma). For now, messages are being forwarded, but I do not know for how long.

Thanks! Madeleine (mid July 2006)