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The Salford Lecture Series: Navigating the ocean from your dinner plate: a story of origin, food and fate

Date - Thu 19 Oct 2017

Time - 6.00 pm

Duration - 1 hour

Cost - Free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - University of Salford, Peel Park Campus | Chapman Building 5, Salford, M5 4WT


Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Stefano Mariani in which he will share his insight on a fragile and valuable asset - seafood.

Event details

"Navigating the ocean from your dinner plate: a story of origin, food and fate"

Join us for the inaugural lecture of Professor Stefano Mariani.

“Over millennia, humans learnt to identify aquatic animals, understanding their life histories and behaviour, to the main end of procuring food. Once a seemingly inexhaustible resource, seafood has now become a fragile and valuable asset, at the centre of management controversies, financial interests, complex logistics, geographical and cultural clashes, and, still, an essential contributor to the human diet. Here I will illustrate my serendipitous discovery of our progressive loss of understanding of the biodiversity underpinning seafood, and the daunting prospect of attempting to tackle this subject as a scientist in love with the sea, and equipped with the sophisticated, yet limited, tools offered by biological research”.

Lecture will be followed by a canapé and wine reception in the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

If you have any special dietary or access requirements please let the University Events team know.

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