Fall lecture series at the Seymour Center will focus on sustainable fisheries

The Fall Lecture Series at UC Santa Cruz's Seymour Marine Discovery Center will focus on sustainable fisheries, with six speakers providing a range of perspectives on the serious challenges facing important fisheries on the West Coast and around the world. Lecture topics will include the future of seafood, the politics of fish and the oceans, and the management of West Coast groundfish fisheries.

The lectures will take place on consecutive Thursday evenings, October 6, 13, and 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the La FĂ©liz Room at the Seymour Center. There will be two speakers each evening. Admission is $8 for the general public and $6 for members. For tickets and information, call (831) 459-3800.

Thursday, October 6

Krill and Fisheries: They can't live without each other, but can they live with each other?

Baldo Marinovic, Research Biologist, Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC

Current Approaches and Recent Developments in Managing West Coast Groundfish Fisheries

Steve Ralston, National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Cruz Laboratory

Thursday, October 13

The Future of Seafood

Michael Sutton, Vice President and Director, Center for the Future of the Oceans, Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Politics of Fish and the Oceans

David Wilmot, Cofounder and President, Ocean Champions

Thursday, October 20

Sustainability through Marine Stewardship Council Certification of Small Scale Fisheries

Meredith Lopuch, Director, Community Fisheries Program, World Wildlife Fund

It Takes a Community to Sustain Fisheries

Pietro Parravano, President, Institute for Fishery Resources; Vice President, San Mateo County Harbor Commission; former member, Pew Oceans Commission

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a science education center located at UCSC's Long Marine Laboratory. Overlooking the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Seymour Center features aquariums, exhibits, touch tanks, an 87-foot blue whale skeleton, a gift and book shop, and more. Visitor programs include docent-led tours, field trips, and workshops. The center also offers school programs, teacher training, summer youth programs, and opportunities for college students. Information is available online at http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu or by calling (831) 459-3800.