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SHS Speaker Series
November 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
The SHS Speaker Series presents Michael Moore discussing his recently published book, We Are All Whalers on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall and via Zoom.
For the past 25 years, Michael Moore has been privy to the trauma that North Atlantic right whales suffer when ships collide with them, and they get entangled in fishing gear. For those that die, he has documented how fatal trauma occurred. For those that survive, he and colleagues have been learning what that means in terms of reduced calving success. They have written academic papers and book chapters and made presentations at scientific meetings. But none of that has adequately communicated the needed remedies to those that can really make a difference: to the people whose voting and purchasing behavior can enable ethical consumption of shipped goods and seafood that allows both industries and whales to thrive. The goal of this book is to help consumers understand what is going on and what they can do about the problem: actively demanding truly sustainable seafood; telling your representatives how much you genuinely care to purchase goods and seafood that have been obtained sustainably.
Michael Moore is a veterinary scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has studied the effects of trauma from the shipping and fishing industries on North Atlantic right whale (NARW) survival and welfare. He is currently assessing NARW health using aerial photogrammetry and working with a group of stakeholders to establish buoy-less fishing systems as a viable tool to remove line from the water column.