Jacquelyn Ross – Clams, abalone and kelp forests: the sea, a common good

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Genova, Italy

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June 11th at 15:00 in your time zone

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People who’ve had the good fortune to grow up surrounded by biodiversity know only too well. As Jacquelyn Ross relates, our sea is being depopulated. Many of the species – the abalone, for example – she was used to seeing as a child are ever more rare and rarefied.

What of the sea creatures that we used to see? The abalone, for example, or the kelp forests, or the numerous species of fish that her ancestors respected as a precious resource? The situation in the seas is changing, and this immense common good is under threat. From the climate crisis and the arrival of invasive species that compromise local biodiversity to unethical behavior and pollution… Some of the most beautiful areas on Earth are literally submerged.

Jacquelyn Ross invites to think, and to contribute with some simple actions that we can all do: collecting the waste we find on the beach, for example. If the sea is a common good, and therefore belongs to everyone, then it’s also everyone’s responsibility.

Jacquelyn Ross comes from a long line of fishers, hunters, gatherers and farmers, for whom caring for native plants, collecting seeds and working with food are all community activities.

The Food Talks are digital format for Slow Fish 2021: ten minutes talks on the environment, fishing and food: a collective framework of the future we want and need. The protagonists of the Food Talks are fishers who, together with anthropologists, ecologists and experts, offer their vision of the seas, their problems and potential solutions. Food Talks are supported by UniCredit.

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