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Francesca Trotman | Love the Oceans

Conservation Careers Podcast

Release Date: 02/17/2020

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Today we're talking to someone whose drive, passion and achievements in a short space of time have just blown me away. Francesca Trotman is the Managing Director and Founder of ‘Love the Oceans’, an organisation seeking to create a marine protected area off the coast of Mozambique.

Fran first visited the area whilst at university and saw firsthand sharks having their fins removed, to be used in the highly priced and unsustainable shark fin soup industry. And this lit a fire in her. She set up Love the Oceans right out of university to tackle the issue of unsustainable marine management of a precious area of ocean, home to numerous sharks, rays and famous humpback whales. Sometimes there are so many whales they can't even move the boats.

Just six years on Love the Oceans is helping to transform the lives of local people and wildlife in Jangamo Bay, Mozambique. In the podcast we talk to a Fran about her team's work to protect and study the diverse marine life found there and also how they're using a combination of research, education and diving to drive action towards a more sustainable future. We also discuss how people like you can get involved visiting this site and help to protect it. It's an inspiring story that's unfolding right before us. As always, enjoy.