Sea State Lectures
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us for the first lecture of our fall Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series, "Good News from the Gulf of Maine" as Dr. Richard Merrick, Chief Science Advisor and Director of Science Programs for NOAA Fisheries, tells us more about NOAA's strategies for rebuilding stocks.
NOAA has been successful since the mid 1970s in rebuilding and recovering numerous species under the Magnuson Stevens Act, Marine Mammal Protected Act, and Endangered Species Act. While all recovery efforts have been challenging, the species remaining to be rebuilt face additional obstacles resulting from the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. The recovery of some species has also produced unintended consequences resulting from their impacts on ecosystems, other listed species, and the communities dependent upon them.
Register early; seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free parking is available.