Tue, Sept 27, 2016
Science for Citizens- The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Location: 142 Williams Street, Solomons, MD 20688
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: UMCES CBL Outreach
Where: CBL’s Bernie Fowler Lab
142 Williams Street, Solomons, MD 20688
Cost: F R E E !
No pre-registration necessary. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Who: Members of the general public. No scientific background needed - everyone is welcome!
Why: Learn something new and interesting while celebrating science on scenic Solomons Island.
Managing Fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
Presented by film interviewee Dr. Tom Miller
The Chesapeake supports many species important to both commercial and recreational fisheries – including striped bass, menhaden, blue crab and oyster. Currently each of these species is managed separately. However, over the last 25 years CBL scientists have been advocating for a new approach to managing the Bay’s fisheries that explicitly recognizes interactions between species. This ecosystem-based approach presents challenges of its own – should people interested in striped bass have a say in how many menhaden or blue crab are caught? This talk will look at the science behind ecosystem-based approaches and some of the societal issues it raises.
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