Inaugural Lecture - Professor Michel J. Kaiser
- Postgraduate Centre, Edinburgh Campus
The future of sustainable seafood from wild resources
With the global population expected to reach 9 billion in the next few decades, seafood will continue to be an important source of food for millions of people; increasing pressure on the world’s seafood stocks.
Fishers are spending more time at sea to catch the same or declining amounts of fish, while increasing the wider ecosystem impacts on bycatch species, habitats and ecosystem functions. But this is not uniform across world fisheries, the ingredients for sustainable use of natural resources are well understood.
In addition, modern technologies are enabling us to make a step change - some of these ideas may seem futuristic, such as the use of automated underwater vehicles to herd fish into nets, but are serious considerations as we seek to reduce our footprint on the ocean.
In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Kaiser will provide a vision of what sustainable fisheries might look like, as we stand on the verge of exciting opportunities to reshape how we fish in the future.
Refreshments 4.45pm – 5.15pm
Lecture 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Followed by a drinks reception
Please register for a free ticket.