Greyfish: Illegal and Damaging Seafood and the Future of Scotland's Sea
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Greyfish: Illegal and Damaging Seafood and the Future of Scotland's Sea

When: Friday, 29 November 2019
12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Where: United Kingdom

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Scotland's inshore seas have suffered significant declines through the 20th century, and we are now at a point where the fisheries that remain target the few shellfish remaining which are fished for in ways that are highly damaging to the integrity of the marine ecosystem, the seafloor itself. In 2015 a network of Marine Protected Areas was designated, and though this appeared to be a strong progressive move, covering around 20% of the sea, it has mostly resulted in paper parks. Over half of the sites have no management measures in place at all and sadly violation of the laws that do exist appears relatively common. 

About the speaker 
Phil is Head of Policy and Operations at the Open Seas Trust, a small charity working in Scotland to improve the health of the sea and the sustainability of our seafood. He has worked in conservation since his teens and done a range of jobs from eradicating rats on islands, to lobbying tuna commissions, to filling pot holes in reserve car parks. He is passionate about delivering a better society, future and environment. 


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