Shall Future Generations eat fish or Whales? – Sidney J Holt

In the mid-twentieth century the Southern Ocean whaling industry was the world’s biggest fishery. Since then, most whale species have been depleted to near extinction, most fisheries have declined and the ocean’s living resources are in crisis. Marine biologist Sidney Holt will examine causes of this catastrophe and suggest restorative actions, looking at the state of science and the economic, political, social and emotional factors involved. The lecture will critically explore the relationship between campaigns and research concerned with wildlife conservation, environmental issues, and improving the welfare of wild animals.