Watch: Waterside Chat with Brad Warren of Global Ocean Health

Brad Warren of Global Ocean Health

Brad Warren, president of Global Ocean Health, joined host Tom Sadler of the Marine Fish Conservation Network on May 31, 2023 for an online Waterside Chat. Global Ocean Health is based around the idea that when the “health of the ocean itself is threatened, the strongest champions are people who depend on it for a living.”

Brad and host Tom Sadler talked about:

  • How the seeing salmon reduced to a shadow of their former abundance — and size — motivated him and so many others to take action.
  • Why melting glaciers and ocean acidification are bad news for fish populations, and how fish losses from heat and drought are a direct and visible result of climate change.
  • How frontline food producers can see the unraveling of the ecosystems that make us dinner.
  • The power of fishermen speaking directly to Congress about the threat to their livelihoods and their ability to feed the rest of us.
  • How Global Ocean Health is working with tribal nations to address climate change.
  • Why the tribal ethic of multi-generational stewardship is essential to helping restore the ocean, atmosphere, and land balance.
  • How Global Ocean Health, helps seafood producers, resource-dependent communities and scientists understand climate change, document its consequences, and protect fishery resources and ecosystems.

The Marine Fish Conservation Network’s Waterside Chat series connects people who depend on healthy oceans and fisheries with the issues that directly affect them and their communities. Each episode the Network’s Deputy Director Tom Sadler talks with different guests about ocean policy and fisheries management topics. He engages them in genuine and thoughtful conversations about what policy decisions mean for people’s livelihoods, communities, recreation, and coastal ways of life.

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