Writer, television presenter and Marine Biologist, Monty Halls delivered a fascinating talk at this year’s Blue Lecture. Speaking about his early career as a former Royal Marine, he left the marines at 29 to pursue his passion for the oceans and studied Marine Biology at Plymouth University. The audience were enthralled to hear his stories about scratching Mantas and his encounters with Great White sharks off South Africa. More recently, Monty presented a factual programme called the Fisherman’s Apprentice where he undertook and trained for 8 months as a small boat fisherman operating out of Cadwick, in Cornwall. Monty’s shared some great insights into the the state of the UK’s fishing industry and the crucial balance that must be struck between both conservationists and fisherman to preserve an industry that is in deep decline.
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