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Animal Matters: Fish Are Not Natural Resources

Thursday, September 14, 2023 12pm to 1pm

5 Jumbo’s Path, North Grafton, MA 01536 #Animal Matters
Free Event

Fish Are Not Natural Resources

This seminar is part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented byTufts Center for Animals and Public Policy  

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Speaker: Jennifer Jacquet is a professor of environmental science and policy and affiliated faculty with the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami. She is the recipient of a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship in ocean science and a 2016 Pew fellowship in marine conservation.

Description: Imagine ending industrial fishing, and reserving the right to fish to artisanal fishers supplying local communities and to subsistence fishers providing for their families. Imagine that fish and aquatic invertebrates were never used as feed for other animals. Imagine, in other words, that wild fish and invertebrates were considered something more like wild animals and less like traded commodities. It’s happened before — with whales — and it could happen again. This talk considers possible steps that might help make it happen. 

Please note: this seminar will not be recorded.

Made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

About The Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund: Dr. Elizabeth A. Lawrence was a pioneering veterinarian and anthropologist who wrote with insight and eloquence about the relationship between people and animals, with special attention to horses. In 1983, Dr. Lawrence co-founded Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with Dr. Andrew Rowan. Dr. Lawrence’s impact is reflected in the Cummings School’s emphasis on the human-animal bond in the curriculum and in campus-community activities. The Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund supports student and faculty-run community outreach activities and the infrastructure which sustains such programs. The Lawrence Fund is overseen by the Center for Animals and Public Policy Advisory Board

About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy: The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research-driven policies, programs, and practices that benefit both people and animals. Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.

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