Governing our high seas: why now?
IIED, in partnership with Ibex Earth and Blue Ventures, invites you to Fish Night 4
With speaker Emily Penn:
Skipper Emily Penn will share her insights from high seas to low lying islands, connecting her experiences to the challenges facing today's society. She will delve into the issue of ocean plastic pollution; from rigorous scientific analysis to developing solutions involving large-scale community involvement.
Emily is an architect turned ocean advocate and skipper. After rounding the globe on a record-breaking bio-fuelled boat, she spent six years at sea, exploring and discovering oceanic gyres – huge areas of plastic accumulation. She co-founded Pangaea Explorations, an organisation dedicated to marine education, conservation and exploration via a 72-foot sailing vessel.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by IIED director Andrew Norton.
Time: Arrival from 5.30pm for a 6pm start
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Fish Night events aim to:
Demystify complex theories and scientific findings. We make the findings accessible to policymakers and consumers, and thereby promote informed decision-making and fisheries literacy
Create space that allows our members to share hard-earned lessons, and
Inspire change to create fisheries that work today and into the future.
Join us for a fascinating discussion followed by refreshments and an opportunity to network with colleagues from across conservation, governments, academia and media.