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SMMR-Net Webinar “Fishing for Information: Why and How to work with Fisherfolk?”
November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources Network is excited to host Clara Ortiz Alvarez and Sohini Dudhat from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, for this free online Lunchtime Webinar!
Join us while we explore this month’s Theme:
Fishing for Information: Why and How to work with Fisherfolk?
From our experiences of working with fishing communities in India and Peru, we will be talking about how to tap into the traditional knowledge of fishers, what motivates them and how they can contribute to the conservation of marine megafauna.
Clara Ortiz Alvarez is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. Her research focuses on the conservation of the Burmeister’s porpoise and its interactions with gillnet fisheries in Peru. She completed her Masters in Marine Biology at James Cook University and has worked in marine conservation and the interaction of marine megafauna with fisheries for 7 years, before starting her PhD.
Also a PhD student at the University of St Andrews, Sohini Dudhat’s work focuses on strandings of marine mammals and turtles in Oman. After completing her Masters from Pondicherry University in India she continued to work in India for 5 years on seagrass and coral ecosystems before starting her PhD in Scotland.