Wake of the Whale Seminar Interview and Webcast22nd Mar 2019
Short interview with Dr Russell Fielding author of In the Wake of the Whale reflecting on the suitability of whale meat for human consumption. Courtesy of Canola Pictures in association with the IWDG.
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Courtesy of GMIT. Many thanks to Pat Heffernan and Diurmuid.
UPDATE: LIVE STREAMING OF MFRC SEMINAR
LINK WILL BE POSTED HERE JUST BEFORE 2PM TODAY FRIDAY 22 MARCH
Following great interest in the upcoming seminar by Dr Russell Fielding we will stream the seminar live from Room 1041. A link to the event will appear just before the start at 2pm.
The Wake of the Whale: Human and Environmental Implications of Whaling in the Caribbean and North Atlantic by Dr Russell Fielding from the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee USA.
In the Faroe Islands and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, people hunt pilot whales and other dolphins to produce food for human consumption. This presentation describes whaling activities and cultures in both locations, explores the histories of whaling in these places and worldwide, and addresses the idea of "culturally embedded conservation strategies"—the largely unwritten body of customary rules that develops gradually, through processes of cultural adaptation to a local natural environment, and performs regulatory function in the context of natural resource use and conservation. Newly emerged environmental crises, however, threaten to surpass the ability of these conservation strategies and may even lead to the end of these traditional methods of subsistence.
Bio: Russell Fielding is an environmental geographer and an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, USA. He has studied artisanal whaling traditions throughout the Atlantic since 2005, with field sites in the Faroe Islands, Newfoundland, and St. Vincent.
Friday 22nd March 2019 Room 1041 at 2pm til 3pm.
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