Research Tuesdays: Protecting the Catch

Seafood has been a key dietary component for hundreds of millions of people for a long time. But the global ‘catch’ is under pressure.
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?

Date: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide, North Terrace

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In 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 speakers will include:

Dr Nengye Liu is a senior lecturer in the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide.
Dr Zoë Doubleday is a Research Fellow and marine ecologist in the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences.
Professor Reg Watson is Professor of Fisheries and Ecological Modelling at the University of Tasmania.
Associate Professor Margaret Young is Director of Studies, Environmental Law, in the University of Melbourne Law School.
Mr Keith Rowling is Program Leader, Community Based Fisheries, in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA).

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