UCT Underwater Club presents: The Bottom Line

9th April 2013

A speaker series on the state of our oceans

Presenting world-class speakers who have come together to tackle some of the world’s most complex environmental problems taking place right off our own coastline.

Speakers will be discussing issues of sustainability, criminology, compliance, fear of marine predators and how much protection these predators need from us, over-fishing, economic and industry pressure, consumer awareness, conservation, challenges to environmental policy in the face a growing urban environment, international law in the face of climate change and innovative new ways of using technology to protect the creatures living off our beautiful coast.

What’s the big deal about fish?

According to the United Nations, over 75 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, over exploited or significantly depleted. Some species have already been fished to commercial extinction; many more are on the verge.

What should you be doing to make sure it doesn’t become an even bigger deal?

Join us at UCT where we discuss these issues and more, presenting local problems with local solutions that have worldwide ramifications.

Drinks and snacks on offer.

UCT Upper Campus, Arts Block, Lecture Theatre 100
19.00 – 21.00

The Bottom Line:

Friday, 19 April: Ryan Johnson and Charlene da Silva

Wednesday, 24 April: Gregg Oelofse and Ernesta Swanepoel

Wednesday, 8 May: Dr. Maria Hauck (second speaker still to be announced)

Wednesday, 15 May: Wisaal Osman and Michael Marriott

For more info contact Charlotte:
078 404 0013