Into The Wild

Conservation & Perceptions of Sharks with Dr Catherine MacDonald

August 3, 2020

We've recently had an episode about sharks (With Dr David Shiffman, if you haven't listened to it, check it out, it's great), but as with all my episodes, I always think there's way more to cover & my guest, Dr Catherine MacDonald, completely agrees.

We start by talking about Shark fining. A fishing practice that is inhumane & wasteful BUT not quite understood. I asked Catherine the basic questions & I'm glad I did, as I learnt so much about not only why it is a problem but why it exists in the first place.

However it's not just the fishing practices that affect sharks, it's people's perception of them & the ocean itself. Catherine is an advocate for changing the misconceptions of anything from when someone is bitten by a shark, to our treatment of the world's seas. 

This show is extremely informative & important. Our oceans are constantly under threat & change is needed and it starts with you.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects, & shows that Catherine is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram @drcatmac.

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