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The Buckland Foundation lecture – 12 October 2017

October 3, 2017 by No Comments

Buckland LogoThe Buckland Foundation: Stewards of the Sea: Returning Power to Fishers

Thursday 12 October 2017, The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, KY16 9LA, 16.30 for 17.00.
Free Entry & Refreshments Available.

The Scottish presentation of the 2017 Buckland Lecture will be in the Byre Theatre at the University of St Andrews on Thursday 12 October at 16.30, hosted by the University of St Andrews and the Buckland Foundation, which is based in the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther. Entry will be free and refreshments will be provided.

The speaker will be Paul J B Hart, Emeritus Professor of Fish Biology and Fisheries, University of Leicester, and will address the issue of Stewards of the Sea : Returning Power to Fishers. In his Lecture Professor Hart examines the factors that have distanced fishers from the fisheries management process. He will discuss ways in which fishers are being brought back into the process managing their fish stocks sustainably and of thus contributing to marine conservation. He aims empower fishers to take the lead in the fisheries management system.

Speaker: Professor Paul Hart, Professor Emeritus of Fish Biology and Fisheries, University of Leicester

Further information from John Firn : 079 1936 1689 or johnfirn@hotmail.co.uk

The Buckland Foundation

Frank Buckland was a 19th century army surgeon, naturalist and bon viveur who was deeply interested in every kind of creature from both a natural history and gourmet viewpoints. In later life he became an insightful Inspector of Salmon Fisheries and actively promoted rational fishing and aquaculture. In 1920 his family bequeathed the residue of his estate to establish a trust to perpetuate and promote these interests. The Trust annually appoints a Buckland Professor to give the Buckland Lecture, supports Summer Studentships in universities and research institutes, and hosts a major biennial colloquium on sustainable fisheries. The Foundation is based at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, and further information is available on http://www.scotfishmuseum.org/the-buckland-foundation.


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