Free Conservation Lecture

When:
December 11, 2014 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am
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“Managing Nemo: Conservation and Conflict in the Marine Aquarium Trade”  by Brian Tissot, HSU Marine Lab, Director & Biology Professor

 

The waters off the Hawaiian islands are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropical fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into home aquaria. Although scientific studies have shown that the aquarium fishery off the Big Island of Hawaii is among the best managed in the world, it has nevertheless become the focus of intense conflict, and activists have launched a campaign to shut down the selling of fish for aquariums, saying the practice is destroying coral reefs.

This talk will describe 20 years of research conducted by Dr. Brian Tissot, focused on promoting the conservation of live-caught aquarium fish along the Kona coast of Hawaii, using community-based management within a network of Marine Protected Areas. His collaborative conservation program involves multiple agencies, including state resource agencies, university faculty and students, large and small NGOs, and a variety of local community groups.  He has studied the reefs and the fisheries to achieve a balance between community interests, the coral reef dive tourism industry, and a sustainable aquarium fishery.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

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When:
April 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
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Where:
3414 W Street
Eureka, CA 95503
USA
Cost:
$75
Contact:
Amber Nielson
(707) 441-4263
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When:
April 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
2015-04-14T16:00:00+00:00
2015-04-17T19:00:00+00:00
Where:
3414 W Street
Eureka, CA 95503
USA
Cost:
$75
Contact:
Amber Nielson
(707) 441-4263

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