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Other Southampton events

So long and thanks for all the fish!

Ground-floor, step-free access.
Past event - 2017
16 May 19:00-21:30
Mettricks Guildhall, 1 Guildhall Place/157 Park Walk,
Southampton SO14 7DU
Sold Out!
We will explore the growing stresses to the marine environment and how these can be detected: from pollution to overfishing, and changing environmental conditions.

Talks will start at 7:30. Please note that this event takes places on the first floor and is not accessible for those with impaired mobility. Children are welcome.

Fish forensics: Where does the food on your plate come from?

Clive Trueman (Associate Professor in Marine Ecology)
Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is one of the greatest barriers to sustainable fisheries, and it is estimated that 1 in every 5 fish on the global market was caught from IUU fishing. It is very difficult for buyers to know where a fish or fish product was originally caught, particularly where there is an incentive for fraud. Clive uses forensic chemistry to track the origin and movements of ancient and modern animals throughout the worlds oceans.
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How badly are we damaging our oceans?

Ian Williams (Professor, Associate Dean of Enterprise within Engineering and the Environment)
The pollution we produce affects and changes our environment, with a large proportion entering our oceans. Many marine organisms can be used as bioindicators to assess the extent of this damage. Hear from Professor Ian Williams, the head of the Centre for Environmental Science at the University of Southampton, exactly how much our oceans are polluted and whether there are any practical solutions that can be established to help
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