Marine Life Talk – 2 September 2010
Fishing for sustainable seafood - 2 September 2010 - National Oceanography Centre in Southampton - 19:30pm -
Jolyon Chesworth -
Catching and eating fish has always been part of the fabric of our island nation. Shellfish remains have been found in middens thousands of years old and entire coastal communities have grown up around the fishing industry. However, in recent decades it has become increasingly clear that our demand for fish and the way we harvest them has had severe impacts on fish stocks and the wider health of our seas.
Nowadays, many consumers wish to make informed decisions about the food that they eat but choosing the sustainable option for fish can be difficult. In this talk we will look at the impacts of the fishing industry and what consumers can do to help drive change for a more sustainable future.
Jolyon Chesworth studied marine Biology at Liverpool and then Plymouth Universities before working for three years in Italy researching fisheries monitoring techniques with the European Commission.
For the last five years Jolyon has been working at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, developing marine conservation projects throughout SE England and raising awareness of our marine environment and the importance of improved protection.