Irmak Ertör is a researcher working on fisheries and aquaculture, food and marine politics, and environmental justice. She holds a PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB), where she investigated the political ecology of marine finfish aquaculture in Europe as part of the ENTITLE (European Network of Political Ecology) project. She worked in the same institute as a postdoctoral researcher by focusing on fisher movements and environmental justice and contributed to the mapping and analysis of fisher folks conflicts in the ENVJUSTICE project. Currently, she is teaching political ecology, environmental politics and history in Bogazici University, Istanbul, and forms part of the consumer cooperative of the university as well as collaborates with the association of fishing cooperatives, Istanbul Birlik.
By Irmak Ertör, Transnational Institute
Birlik is building new connections between consumers and Small-Scale Fisheries that are accessible to people of all economic backgrounds, while protecting traditional fisher cultures, and providing an alternative vision of just, sustainable, fisheries.