17 episodes

Welcome to the Moreton Bay Online Podcast.

On this show, I interview the people who live around Moreton Bay, and discover what they love about it, how they came to be here, and how they interact with it.

Moreton Bay is special to all of us, for a huge number of reasons, and sharing those reasons with each other is one way we can build community and coastal capacity - and promote custodianship so that our bay stays beautiful and productive for the generations to come.

This Griffith University PhD research, the podcast, and the Moreton Bay Online social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, have been supported by the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, and Innovation, through an Advance Queensland grant. We are very grateful for their support!

Moreton Bay Online Katie Walters

    • Places & Travel

Welcome to the Moreton Bay Online Podcast.

On this show, I interview the people who live around Moreton Bay, and discover what they love about it, how they came to be here, and how they interact with it.

Moreton Bay is special to all of us, for a huge number of reasons, and sharing those reasons with each other is one way we can build community and coastal capacity - and promote custodianship so that our bay stays beautiful and productive for the generations to come.

This Griffith University PhD research, the podcast, and the Moreton Bay Online social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, have been supported by the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, and Innovation, through an Advance Queensland grant. We are very grateful for their support!

    MBOP E16 Cameron Costello

    MBOP E16 Cameron Costello

    For the last episode, we circle all the way round to the foundation - the first people of Moreton Bay.

    Cameron Costello is the CEO of the QYAC, who manage the Native Title rights of the Quandamooka People.

    Cameron tells me a bit about Native Title, and clears up some major misconceptions. He also opens a window into the understanding of just what "culture" is, and shares insight into QYAC's priorities and vision for the future of Moreton Bay and our community.

    • 48 min
    MBOP E15 Peter Downie

    MBOP E15 Peter Downie

    Peter Downie is the program co-ordinator for SAILS at Bayside, who run kayak and sail days open to anyone, but they also partner with community groups to provide opportunities for people to access Moreton Bay who would be unlikely to otherwise - youth at risk, and refugees, for example. 

    It's inspiring - and thought-provoking - to hear how small moments on Moreton Bay that many of us would take for granted may actually be a turning point in someone else's life.

    • 40 min
    MBOP E14 John Page

    MBOP E14 John Page

    John Page has spent spent a lifetime on Moreton Bay, following his father into life as a commercial fisher. He quite literally depends on what he observes and understands of life in the Bay.

    John shared with me a bit of history around the local seafood industry, how our tastes have changed, and what he's seen in the Bay over the last few decades.

    We also talked a little about what it's like to be a commercial fisher, and the misconceptions people have about wild-caught fishing in Moreton Bay.

    • 34 min
    MBOP E13 Robbie Porter

    MBOP E13 Robbie Porter

    Robbie Porter is the president of the Moreton Bay chapter of Ozfish Unlimited, who help millions of recreational fishers across Australia protect and preserve fish and fish habitat for the future.

    Robbie talked to me about his time fishing in Moreton Bay since he was a young fella, and took me step by step through a really exciting partnership program that's going to improve the health of Moreton Bay far into the future - the shellfish reef restoration project.

    • 30 min
    MBOP E12 Craig Wilson

    MBOP E12 Craig Wilson

    Craig Wilson has worked in ports at the ends of Australia, and settled in Moreton Bay to become the Environment Manager for the Port of Brisbane.

    He describes how our port differs from the others, and explains why the PoB invests so many resources into monitoring - and improving - the environment, for the benefit of all of the Moreton Bay Community. 

    • 22 min
    MBOP E11 Dr Kylie Pitt

    MBOP E11 Dr Kylie Pitt

    Dr Kylie Pitt knew early that she would dedicate her life to understanding the world below the waves, but she never guessed she'd develop such a fascination for jellyfish - those unsung-heroes with a bad reputation.

    Kylie talked to me about the jellies we see off the coast of SEQ, gives us a little background on the new Sea Jellies Illuminated exhibit at Sea World, and blows my mind with one particular ecosystem service that jellies provide (to our dinner!) 

    • 25 min

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