Sea Change: how do we safeguard the future of our seas?

Fri 24 Jan 20

How does the climate emergency affect our seas? What can we do about plastics in the ocean? Which fish should we eat? How can we take action?

To celebrate its 50th anniversary and the Year of Coasts and Waters, the Scottish Fisheries Museum looks to the future to explore what the seas, and the fishing industry, will be like 50 years from now, in 2070. We have worked with partners from across the fishing industry and marine science and industry to create an exhibition that seeks to identify and address the burning issues facing the seas today and into the future. Using fun interactives and touchscreen gaming we explore three main themes:

The changing sea – effects of climate change on fish and the marine environment Future fishing technology – developments in boat and gear design and their impacts People and the sea – who uses the sea, what for, for whom and who decides On display we also have the latest in fishing gear technology and lots of ideas of how we can all play our part to create healthier seas for today and for the future.

Or listen to our monthly podcasts from our panel of experts on Anchor and Spotify: see our social media channels for announcements on the 24th of each month. The first podcast features Sir Ian Boyd of the University of St Andrews in conversation with Learning and Engagement Officer Eilidh Lawrence. 24 January—21 June 2020 Scottish Fisheries Museum

 

Exhibition Details:

Dates: 24 January - 21 June 2020

Open during museum opening hours Admission included in ticket price Event Details: Accompanying programme of events and activities including our launch event: How do we safeguard the future of our seas? 7—8 pm, 30 January 2020 Scottish Fisheries Museum The seas are under pressure from climate change, pollution, and the many demands we place on them for fishing, energy generation, transport and leisure. Join experts from Marine Scotland, academic research and maritime industries for a series of short talks and lively debate on the future of our seas.

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