141: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna with William Roche

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2p5C6ID8D5wl4APZhSul0b?si=6f9f7b8cbd174346 Join me for the conversation with Dr William Roche, a senior research officer at Inland Fisheries Ireland, about angler-driven fish tagging programmes. We put a particular focus on the Tuna CHART programme but we also talk about the Marine Sportfish Tagging Programme which is aimed at elasmobranch species of fish like sharks, skates and … Continue reading 141: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna with William Roche

140: Salmon Aquaculture and Coastal Communities with John Aitchison

https://open.spotify.com/episode/68wGiZaj9g8HjK1lw4TFBP?si=04d6ecd6e3b249c0 I knew that salmon farming was bad but I didn’t realise quite how bad it really is. Salmon aquaculture creates massive ecological and welfare issues for the fish. Both farmed fish as well as wild fish populations are negatively affected by open-net aquaculture. And that is even before I mention the impacts the industry … Continue reading 140: Salmon Aquaculture and Coastal Communities with John Aitchison

139: Tommy’s Outdoors Year End Show

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5wIHAEVkHFOILmpz9ah10N?si=33c8207574cd41d4 This is the final show of the year 2022. So, instead of examining another complex subject from the realm of conservation or ecology, I decided to record a solo episode and summarise what this year has been like for the podcast. I will also reveal some of the changes that are coming to the … Continue reading 139: Tommy’s Outdoors Year End Show

138: Marine Mammals and Aquatic Soundscapes with Denise Risch

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4bjPEMvmOTSoaQ8CdsIxCq?si=7b54cdc87a7d4bfa There is an entire world hidden under the surface of the ocean and, as the common saying goes, we know more about space than we do about the deep ocean. We are even less aware that there is a rich and diverse underwater landscape of sounds. With modern technology and data analysis methods we … Continue reading 138: Marine Mammals and Aquatic Soundscapes with Denise Risch

137: Salmonid Studies with Richard Kennedy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4ikt1WzSJ6wlej7I7vRI9g?si=d403613d01874ce6 Salmonids are fascinating fish and that’s not only because of their life history strategy. They also have huge importance for the health of ecosystems. And, albeit to their detriment, they are also important for the economy. Of course, I cannot omit the fact that they are prized by anglers as sport fish. Even though … Continue reading 137: Salmonid Studies with Richard Kennedy

136: The Politics of Nature Restoration with Ariel Brunner

https://open.spotify.com/episode/77jBeEfcKE0aXaOMobx2dH?si=f05583dd51364e35 Successful nature restoration, species conservation and even access to hunting grounds depends on land management policies. They are the foundation of everything we do in nature and to nature. Unfortunately, this means politics. No matter how much time conservationists spend in the field, planting trees, rewetting bogs or rewiggling rivers and streams, without solid … Continue reading 136: The Politics of Nature Restoration with Ariel Brunner

135: Wilder Bison with Paul Whitfield

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7oQWO015OITyPVjoumq2tT?si=8e41a8e8a22748af The Wilder Bleen project is a cooperation between Wildwood Trust and Kent Wildlife Trust. It received an immense amount of coverage in the press worldwide, not only in nature magazines like National Geographic and Mongabay but also in the mainstream media. The goal of the project is to promote natural habitat recovery by restoring … Continue reading 135: Wilder Bison with Paul Whitfield

134: Ocean Science with Adam Mellor

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7wYZrCX6AkMSJgdzDAjTcF?si=2e77d0bfafde403f Oceans have a profound impact on weather patterns and the planetary climate. Therefore it is essential to understand the processes that drive the ocean climate and the behaviour patterns of ocean creatures. To discuss these topics our guest today is Dr Adam Mellor who is the Principal Scientific Officer at Agri Food and Bioscience … Continue reading 134: Ocean Science with Adam Mellor

133: Blanket Bog with Roisin Grimes and Paul Sherlock

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7lnhONaGwuB20Go1zrTcHM?si=fbe957dcb2244277 Welcome to the final CANN project episode. Today I’m going to talk with Roisin Grimes, a Peatlands Senior Technical Officer at Ulster Wildlife and Paul Sherlock, a Conservation Officer with the CANN project. As you might infer from the title we discuss restoration and conservation work on upland blanket bogs by the CANN project. … Continue reading 133: Blanket Bog with Roisin Grimes and Paul Sherlock

132: Freshwater Lakes with Frances Lucy and Joerg Arnscheidt

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2dRKxn9Bj1jbziatAxO3Ax?si=f580687e0c0b4b2a This is the third episode in our series dedicated to the CANN project. Our guests are Professor Frances Lucy who is Head of Department of Environmental Science and a long-term researcher at the Atlantic Technological University in Sligo and Dr Joerg Arnscheidt from the School of Geography & Environmental Sciences at Ulster University. https://youtu.be/2K02xcUdc30Continue reading 132: Freshwater Lakes with Frances Lucy and Joerg Arnscheidt