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Ocean Talks: A fish-eye view of Warrane / Sydney Harbour

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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Explore hidden harbour mysteries and the sustainability of sea life in Sydney Harbour in this fascinating Ocean Talk.

Speakers include former senator John Faulkner, who has a long-standing research interest in Sydney fishing and the fish trade and will speak about his research on fishing practices from colonial times; Emily McDaniel, Wiradjuri curator of Four Thousand Fish, a rich public art program that drew attention to European overfishing, who will speak about Aboriginal women, sustainability and the Warrane artwork; and David Booth, Professor of marine ecology at University of Technology Sydney who will explore sustainable fisheries and invasive species.

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Senator John FaulknerSenator John Faulkner is an Australian former politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate from 1989 to 2015, representing the state of NSW. Following a period serving on various Senate Committees and as Deputy Whip, he was a Minister in the Keating Labour government 1993-96. Following several years in opposition as a Shadow Minister, he was appointed in 2007 as Vice-President of the Executive Council and Special Minister of State in the First Rudd Government. Faulkner sat on the backbench from the 2010 election until his resignation, and became the Father of the Australian Senate until he resigned in 2015. Faulkner is currently a Member of the Board of the Global Panel Foundation – Australasia – an NGO that works behind the scenes in crisis areas around the world, and is currently researching a book on the history of Sydney’s fish markets that will explore the history of colonial to modern fishing in the harbour.

Emily McDanielEmily McDaniel is an independent curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central NSW. In January 2018, she launched the world premiere of Four Thousand Fish, a site-specific, large-scale art project for Sydney Festival. Emily has been conducting extensive research around Indigenous use, occupation and histories of Sydney Harbour and surrounding areas.

David BoothDavid Booth is Professor of Marine Ecology at UTS, and past-President of the Australian Coral Reef Society. He has published over 140 papers in reef-fish ecology, climate change and other anthropogenic impacts on fishes and fisheries in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Great Barrier Reef, and studies how tropical fish travel down the East Australian current past Sydney. He researches fishes in estuaries around Sydney, the ecology and behaviour of threatened species such as seadragons, black cod and white sharks and the ecology of the deep sea. He is also a strong advocate of sustainable fisheries and marine parks.

Professor Booth is a core member of SEA SERPENT, a research collaboration between the oil and gas industry and independent scientists in the Southeast Asian region. He has a strong record of applying his research to influence government policy, and is active in public communication (numerous media and public lecture appearances annually). He has researched fish recruitment, population dynamics and impacts of pollution in environments including Canadian freshwater lakes, worldwide coral reefs and Australian seagrass systems. He is a prominent researcher on the effects of climate change on marine biota, and recently lead author on a climate change report on temperate fishes. He is a core member of the Ocean Science Council of Australia.

Further speakers will be announced early 2020


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