Ruth Leeney is a conservationist and fellow activist and vegan, working hard to preserve our under water world. We covered so much in this chat and still didn't get to talk about everything, so I know for sure, there'll be a second interview with Ruth sometime in the future! In the meantime, you can support Ruth's work through Women4Oceans here.
- (05:40) Ruth's background and when she became eco consious.
- (08:34) Scuda diving in U.K. Vs Australian waters.
- (13:44) How the community Ruth works with in Mozambique are being affected by over fishing.
- (17:50) How the locals have been impacted by Climate Change.
- (23:44) What, if any work is being done by NGOs or governments to aid and educate in this crisis.
- (28:40) What is Blue Justice? Read this link for more.
- (32:35) How we in the first world countries can help.
- (37:28) Why Ruth first became vegan and how she manages working in coastal fishery communities considering that.
- (45:15) How to know if the fish you do buy is sustainably sourced.
- (48:20) How to avoid trawled fish.
- (49:40) Dynamite fishing.
- (50:40) The plastic Ruth has seen on her dive adventures around the world.
- Climate Justice by Mary Robinson.
- Mothers of Invention Podcast.
- Climate Queens Podcast.
- Jaque Custo documentaries.
- The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts.
- Cyclone Idai. in Mozambique, 2019.
- Down To Earth Wholefoods shop (as the best stocked wholefoods store in Dublin when Ruth first went vegan!).
- UK Marine conservation society sustainable fishing list.
- Vita as an Irish charity assisting local communities in Ethiopia and Eritrea fight against climate change.
- Women4Oceans, a network of women working on conservation and research that Ruth is involved with.
- ParCo, a charity that does beach clean ups around Vilankulo in Mozambique.
- Protect Africa's Sawfishes, Ruth's own research project she works on.