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Science Symposium: Fisheries Management as Climate Action – Our Fish Events at UN Ocean Conference, Lisbon

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Science Symposium: Fisheries Management as Climate Action – Our Fish Events at UN Ocean Conference, Lisbon

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Watch Our Fish, the University of British Columbia’s Professor Rashid Sumaila and leading fisheries and marine scientists and economists from around the world to explore the connection between fisheries management and action on the climate and biodiversity emergency. The scientists presented a series of papers, recently published in the research topic “How Overfishing Handicaps Resilience of Marine Resources Under Climate Change” in Frontiers in Marine Science, to illustrate how governments can adopt measures that improve fisheries management and contribute to the restoration of ocean health and climate mitigation and adaptation. 

Speakers included: 

  • Dr Rashid Sumaila, Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia 
  • Charlotte de Fontaubert, Global Lead for the Blue Economy at The World Bank
  • Dr William Cheung, IPCC Lead Author and Professor and Director, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia 
  • Angela Martin, Research Fellow, Centre for Coastal Research, University of Agder, Norway
  • Dr Laura Blamey, Quantitative Marine Ecologist, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia
  • Prof. Alex Rogers, Director of Science at REV Ocean
  • Erica Ferrer: NSF Graduate Student Researcher, UC San Diego at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California, USA
  • Sebastián Villasante, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Ibrahim Issifu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia
  • Ivonne Ortiz, Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director, Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies, University of Washington
  • Dr Laura G Elsler, Co-lead DEI, Early Career Ocean Professionals Program
  • Dr. Maartje Oostdijk, Research Associate, World Maritime University
  • Francisco Guerreiro, Member of the European Parliament (Portugal)

Agenda:

  • Introduction to the series
  • Series of rapid 5 minute presentations from each scientist
  • Interactive Q&A panel 
  • Future science and actions
  • Close

Supported by: Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Deutsche Postcode Lotteries, Our Fish, Sciaena, University of British Columbia Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.

Live art by Iris Maertens, depicting the conversation and findings of the symposium. Click for larger versions:


Live Art during Science Symposium: Fisheries Management as Climate Action

Live Art during Science Symposium: Fisheries Management as Climate Action

Live Art during Science Symposium: Fisheries Management as Climate Action
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