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From Fishing Tours to Eco-tours

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 1 – 2pm

From Fishing Tours to Eco-tours

'From Fishing Tours to Eco-tours: Recent Major Changes in the Western Australian Charter Boat Industry'

This public lecture is in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Humanities and marks the 32nd public meeting of the Irish Environmental History Network.

The lecture examines the recent history of the Charter Boat industry in Western Australia, showing how an industry that developed to provide access to offshore fishing grounds has diversified against a backdrop of declining demersal fish stocks, changing regulatory frameworks, and shifting social values towards the exploitation and conservation of the marine environment. 

The speaker, Malcolm Tull, is a Professor in the School of Business and Government at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.  His main research fields are maritime economics, maritime economic history and fisheries socio-economics.  Malcolm’s publications include A Community Enterprise: the History of the Port of Fremantle, 1897 to 1997 (1997), Port Privatisation: The Asia-Pacific Experience (2008), co-edited with James Reveley, and Historical Perspectives on Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific (2014), co-edited with Joseph Christensen. He was joint editor of the International Journal of Maritime History from 2000-2008.
Malcolm is currently President of the International Maritime History Association and is a life member of the Australian Association for Maritime History.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free
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