Comox Valley Nature, in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, is pleased to host the following free online lecture:
Title: The State of Canada’s Fisheries: Status of Data-poor Stocks
Speaker: Rebecca Schijns
Date: Thursday March 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT
This webinar is facilitated by the CSEB and is open to the public (see the registration link below).
The status of a third of Canada’s fisheries is uncertain, which limits policy actions and informed management necessary to sustain healthy populations. Oceana Canada has conducted new assessments using a data-limited tool to estimate the status of “Uncertain” fisheries to help Canada’s progress towards rebuilding fisheries and sustaining marine biodiversity.
About the speaker
Rebecca Schijns is a Canadian marine fisheries scientist with a B.Sc. in Biology from Queens University and an M.Sc. degree in Oceans and Fisheries from the University of British Columbia, where she worked with the Sea Around Us initiative to reconstruct historical catches and analyze global marine fishing impacts. She has produced research articles on northern cod and shifting fisheries baselines and is fluent in data-limited stock assessment methodology. Based in Vancouver, she provides research on fisheries and marine conservation issues to inform and support the goals of Oceana Canada’s campaigns.
“Seating capacity” for the talk is limited, and you need to register in advance. You can check the computer requirements for attendees here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.
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Although CVN lectures are free, donations of any size from non-members who attend are always appreciated ($4.00 is suggested).