How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution | Alasdair Harris

How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution | Alasdair Harris

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We need a radically new approach to ocean conservation, says marine biologist and TED Fellow Alasdair Harris. In a visionary talk, he lays out a surprising solution to the problem of overfishing that could both revive marine life and rebuild local fisheries — all by taking less from the ocean. “When we design it right, marine conservation reaps dividends that go far beyond protecting nature,” he says.

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49 Comments

  1. abcd on December 9, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    It’s still need political will.

  2. স্টুডেন্ট হ্যাকস on December 9, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    it’s a helpful story for general people….

  3. Lafayette on December 9, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    First

  4. Lara Smith on December 9, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    🦋amen! That’s why we need to not be so greedy

  5. GiggitySam Entz on December 9, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Amazing story!

  6. K. on December 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    As much I am a farmer in land I also see the great value in the seas. My country is the country with the highest marine biodiversity in the world. In its history and birth documented was the evolution of marine organisms to freshwater. We need to protect our marine biodiversity.

  7. Vida András on December 9, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Amazing… truly a hero of Earth

  8. GiggitySam Entz on December 9, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I thought the ideas were obvious but the case study of success is absolutely mindblowing!

  9. Hạ Vũ on December 9, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I think i am vietnamese fisrt hehe

  10. Nitty Gritty on December 9, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    This is wonderful. Here’s hoping.

  11. Giuseppe Zompatori on December 9, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    WFPB is the future, if we want to have one.

  12. Jay Bojorquez on December 9, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I know it’s going to be a boring one whenthe crowd isn’t shown because it’s small.

  13. s r on December 9, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Fukushima that is a big problem. And no one is TALKING about it. ???????????????????

  14. Mael Goodwine on December 9, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    What can be done by people like me, living far away from seas, to help with this issue?

  15. xuhua yan on December 9, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    保护海洋 保护我们的地球

  16. Ryan Wu on December 9, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Oh look it’s SAITAMA

  17. قناة SOHBA on December 9, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    First

  18. MIRAGE - Tom Adams1 Original New Rock on December 9, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I bought your DVD. EXTRAORDINARILY DISAPPOINTED. I know how to break a bottle.

  19. Stijn Vogels on December 9, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    It would be interesting to see a collaboration with Enric Sala. See his TED talk of Juni 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IPHZ2rN-Hs

  20. People Disappoint on December 9, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Aye aye captain obvious. If fishermen invested in aquaculture they would offset their impact. Should trawlers be taxed to facilitate replenishing stocks & to fund open sea aquaculture ? Yes.

  21. Piggo YT on December 9, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Sounds too much like Gordon Ramsey

  22. John Denaci on December 9, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Glad to see TED promoting real science and not why kids should be drag queens

  23. RealEstateInsider247 on December 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    That’s an amazing story.

  24. dang dung on December 9, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    this man are so cool

  25. Nurlan Asgarov on December 9, 2019 at 10:31 pm

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  26. aleksdonev on December 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    What an inspiring way to start my day! While this may not save us from the greed of the rich at least it gives some hope and a local approach to conservation

  27. Constellation on December 9, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    <3 Thank you

  28. Johnny Smith on December 9, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Like because I was the first view

  29. Cloud7050 on December 9, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    So touching! Amazing work!!

  30. Spyninjas on December 9, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    These ted talks are pathetic

  31. Belus Traveller Foreign Once on December 9, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    It should be for a few years, I’ve traveled the world and met the people that survive on these foods. I think they should outlaw commercial fishing boats,

  32. Mr. Dikovitch on December 9, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Lex Luthor

  33. Arien Freymuth on December 9, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    If Lex Luthor were a conservationist…

    I dig it.

  34. Unfazed clan on December 9, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    True

  35. phuc pham on December 9, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Thêm phụ đề tiếng Việt được không
    ( Can I add Vietnamese subtitles? )

  36. Som Thing on December 9, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Why are we whispering?

  37. Laurie Crater on December 9, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you Alasdair Harris for caring.

  38. Vikram Vaidyanathan on December 9, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    How will the income be sustainable during the closure period?

  39. Mach1 GTX on December 9, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    It all started with ‘one’ man’s vision of a better future too. It shows what the spark of one mind can do for the world. Thank you Alasdair Harris! How very inspirational.

  40. GiggitySam Entz on December 9, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Oh I expected good news… ._. OH GOOD NEWS ♥o♥

  41. Mufti Hossain on December 9, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    more substance less platitudes

  42. farouk sherif on December 9, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I want practice English with anyone please

  43. Exact Science on December 9, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Incredible work, keep it up.

  44. GiggitySam Entz on December 9, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Dr Harris is such a good presenter, very convincing!

  45. Mohan Sulugodu on December 9, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    A big lesson for everybody indeed

  46. Ấn Huỳnh Ngọc on December 9, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    No Vietnamese subtitles?

  47. nhan nguyen on December 9, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Honestly, the first voice of TED makes me obsessive😂

  48. Sam Figueroa on December 9, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    So unless you are buying directly (as in locally?) from one of these small scale fishers, you better not be eating animals from the sea. Otherwise you’d be supporting the greedy factory fishing industry.

  49. Lucky Ali on December 9, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    squidword…

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