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Four fish: Fishing, farming and the future of the last wild food

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Tuesday 28 November 2017, 6.30PM

Speaker: Paul Greenberg, author

Environment Lecture Series

Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Whereas just fifty years ago most of what we ate from the sea was wild, the post-war expansion of commercial fishing combined with an unprecedented biotech revolution has brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex and confusing marketplace. We now stand on the edge of an epic choice: should we keep fishing as we have done for millennia, hoping we can find a balance with natural systems? Or should we, as Jacques Cousteau advised, "plant the sea and herd its animals, using the sea as farmers instead of as hunters"?

In this talk, New York Times bestselling author Paul Greenberg weighs up the options and poses some ideas for the future of humankind and seafood.

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Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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