News Release

REF NO.: 36

SUBJECT: Forum sponsored by Memorial's Global Health Office looks at challenges of sustainable fisheries in the global and local context

DATE: September 30, 2014

Note to editors:

On Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Foran Green Room, St. John’s City Hall, there will be a discussion on sustaining resources in a number of contexts around the world. The forum starts at 1 p.m. with a documentary screening and discussion of Murky Waters: Investigating the Environmental and Social Impact of Shrimp Farming in Bangladesh.

From 2-4 p.m. there will be a panel discussion featuring guest speaker Khushi Kabir of the Nijera Kori in Bangladesh (We Do It Ourselves). Local guest speakers are Joseph Wroblewski, Department of Ocean Sciences at Memorial; Sharmane Allen, a PhD candidate in geography at Memorial; and Tom Best, Petty Harbour Fisheries Co-operative Society.

The forum is sponsored by the Social Justice Co-op, the Global Health Office at Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine and Inter Pares.

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