Alasdair Harris and Blue Ventures
Alasdair Harris, OW, has recently been featured in the Daily Telegraph in a substantial article about his work in Madagascar, which challenges the accepted wisdom of marine conservation with a combination of sea cucumber farming and family planning.
Dr Harris was a pupil at Wilson's some seventeen years ago before he went to the University of Edinburgh.
He is critical of traditional marine conservation and is sceptical about the efficacy of Marine Protected Areas as currently constituted, preferring an approach that involves working more closely with people who live on tropical coasts and for whom the sea is a lifeline. Dr Harris intends to extend the Blue Ventures model to south-east Asia, east Africa and the Pacific and, closer to home, he would also wish to work with the industrial fishing communities in Britain.
- We are delighted that donations to our Quatercentenary Appeal are still coming in to the school and we would like to thank all those parents and friends of the school who have contributed, and who continue to contribute to this fund. There is still plenty of time to donate if you have not done so already! Full details of the campaign here.
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