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Protecting the Catch

In this University of Adelaide Research Tuesday workshop, some of Australia’s leading researchers in a number of complementary disciplines will discuss the critical challenges of sustainable fisheries: scientific and commercial interests; environmental concerns; and international law and policy.

When: Tuesday, August 14 2018. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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Where: The Braggs Lecture Theatre
University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5005
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/protecting-the-catch-tickets-46093412638

Seafood feeds the world. It has long been a key dietary component for hundreds of millions of people. But the global ‘catch’ is under threat. With the world’s population predicted to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, seafood demand is set to skyrocket. Yet, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, almost 90% of fish stocks are already fully or over-exploited. So how can we keep seafood on the menu?

Please join us for this special National Science Week forum, some of Australia’s leading researchers in a number of complementary disciplines will discuss the critical challenges of sustainable fisheries: scientific and commercial interests; environmental concerns; ethics and equity; and international law and policy.

The Presenters

Dr Nengye Liu is a senior lecturer in the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. His research centres on enhancing global governance regimes for better protection of the oceans, with particular focus on the polar regions and South China Sea. Dr Liu is also an Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford) and a review editor of Frontiers in Marine Science.

Professor Reg Watson is Professor of Fisheries and Ecological Modelling at the University of Tasmania. He collaborates globally in research looking at: impacts on, and limitations to, fisheries; the impacts of climate change and other factors on marine food security; and marine ecosystem modelling.

Associate Professor Margaret Young is Director of Studies, Environmental Law, in the University of Melbourne Law School. She is the author of Trading Fish, Saving Fish: The Interaction between Regimes in International Law, for which she was awarded the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law Junior Scholar Prize (2012).

Mr Keith Rowling is Program Leader, Community Based Fisheries, in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA). He leads a team who develop and implement policy and undertake day to day management of a number of fisheries which are particularly important to both the commercial and recreational fishing sectors. A key focus in his work is to integrate evidence-based science into decision-making for the sustainable management of these shared-access fisheries.

Dr Zoe Doubleday is a Research Fellow in the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences. An ecologist with a particular focus on temperate aquatic environments, including marine, estuarine and freshwater systems, her areas of expertise include: fish and cephalopod biology; biomineralogy; population ecology; and historic ecology.

Contact details:

Nengye Liu
University of Adelaide
Email: nengye.liu@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: 08 8313 4448

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