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Tasmanian Ocean Summit 2022

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The Tasmanian Ocean Summit, presented by the Australia Institute Tasmania, will be a deep dive into Tasmania’s coastal waters and the culture, science, policy and integrated management they need. A day of collaboration to achieve a closer connection to our ocean, with sustainable production and economic wellbeing for all Tasmanians.

Tasmania is an island state; the ocean and coasts are embedded in our psyche. This connection to the sea is ancient – First Nations Tasmanians have cared for Sea Country for over 40,000 years.

Tasmania has some of the highest levels of marine diversity and species found no where else in the world. This is globally significant. Our economic, community and cultural wellbeing depends on these ecosystems remaining healthy. But our marine life is under pressure with depleted fish stocks, threatened species, and poor habitat protection. Pollution and climate change are only exacerbating pressures.

This gathering will host a compelling program of speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities to lay the foundation for the change required to achieve a sustainable ocean economy with more effective protection, more sustainable production and more equitable prosperity.

The first review of Tasmania's main marine law, the Living Marine Resource Management Act 1995, is currently underway and provides the best opportunity in a generation to fundamentally improve the way we care for and use our coastal waters.

Speakers include:

  • Fiona Hamilton, Trawlwulwuy from North East Tasmania
  • Ben Hall and Trent Prouse | First Nations Tasmanians from the Parrdarrama Nation
  • Emeritus Professor Kate Warner AC FAAL | Former Governor of Tasmania 2014-2021
  • Dr Russell Reichelt AO FTSE, representative to the Prime Minister on the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy
  • Ebony Bennett | Deputy Director, The Australia Institute
  • Greg Jericho | The Centre for Future Work, Guardian Columnist
  • Nicola Waldron | Victorian Government
  • Dr Larelle Bossi | regenerative ethicist 
  • Dr Beth Fulton | Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Centre for Marine Socioecology
  • Graeme Wood | Environmentalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Spring Bay Mill transformer
  • Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas | Transdisciplinary Researcher and Knowledge Broker, CSIRO, Centre for Marine Socioecology
  • Associate Professor Neville Barrett | Marine and estuarine ecologist, IMAS
  • Dr Ian Dutton | General Manager - Marine Resources, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania
  • Martin Exel | Managing Director of SeaBOS (Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship)
  • Dr Ingrid van Putten | Senior Research Scientist, Behavioural and Fisheries Economics, CSIRO, Centre for Marine Socioecology
  • Angela Williamson | Director, Blue Policy & Planning, Blue Economy CRC

Read the full program here.

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