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How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution

Developing scalable solutions to marine environmental challenges

“We need a radically new approach to ocean conservation” Alasdair Harris

In a visionary talk, he lays out a surprising solution to the problem of overfishing that could both revive marine life and rebuild local fisheries — all by taking less from the ocean. “When we design it right, marine conservation reaps dividends that go far beyond protecting nature,” he says.

Speaker Harris works in some of the world’s poorest countries, where his organization Blue Ventures seeks to demonstrate that effective marine conservation requires pragmatic, entrepreneurial and locally-led approaches to ocean protection

About the speaker Alasdair Harris

TED Fellow Alasdair Harris is a social entrepreneur and ocean conservationist working at the interface of marine protection and poverty alleviation. His work focuses on developing scalable solutions to marine environmental challenges that make marine conservation make sense to coastal communities.

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