Heritage specialist and senior associate Dr Morgan Disspain is an in expert in archaeological fish otolith analysis, with experience in cultural heritage management and archaeological research. Based in Coffs Harbour in Northern NSW, Morgan has published extensively – and received numerous awards – for her research on the analysis of archaeological fish remains, and has been selected to present at the World Fisheries Congress 2021, taking place in Adelaide – and online – from 20 to 24 September 2021.
In her presentation, Djenj Mankarre: Bininj Fishing Past, Present and Future, Morgan will explore ways in which Indigenous knowledge can inform contemporary water and fisheries management practices through presentations about methodological approaches, best practice, and case studies.
“Increasingly in Australia and globally, Indigenous knowledge is being recognised as an important factor in human and planet survival, including to inform adaptation to, and mitigation of, adverse impacts of a changing climate,” explains Morgan.
Held every four years, the 8th World Fisheries Congress will be the largest gathering of research, industry and management sectors to discuss the latest advances in fisheries world-wide. The World Fisheries Congress is the key international fisheries conference and aims to foster cooperation and engagement in commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries and to provide insightful presentations on the future sustainable development of the world’s oceans, lakes, estuaries and rivers.
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School of fish: how we involved Indigenous students in our investigation of a 65,000 year old site (The Conversation)