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Our oceans: A deep dive on fishing

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A University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) lecture. Part of the ongoing public event series, 'Our oceans: A deep dive'.

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Join us for this special lecture on oceans and fishing from President of The Ocean Foundation, Mark Spalding.

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Mark Spalding is an expert on international environmental policy and law, ocean policy and law, and coastal and marine philanthropy. He is President of The Ocean Foundation, and member of the Ocean Studies Board; the US National Committee for the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development; and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (USA). He is also serving on the Sargasso Sea Commission.

Mark is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies; and an Advisor to the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

In addition, he serves as the Advisor to the Rockefeller Climate Solutions Fund and the Credit Suisse Rockefeller Ocean Engagement Fund. He is also a member of the Pool of Experts for the UN World Ocean Assessment; and designed the first-ever blue carbon offset program, SeaGrass Grow.

This event is part of 'Our oceans: A deep dive' - a new public event series seeking to explore the world’s oceans and what climate change, maritime trade and strategic conflict mean for their future.

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The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is a leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath. We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, building links with the worlds of policy and practice, and increasing public understanding of policy research through our public events and publications.

We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable dual learning and original contributions to both research and practice, delivered through our Policy Fellowship Programmes, International Visiting Fellows scheme, and postgraduate programmes including a Masters in Public Policy and Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice.

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