OneNOAA Science Seminar SeriesTitle: Fishing for Solutions: A Science Briefing on Ocean Change and Fisheries Speakers: Malin Pinsky,
Associate Professor in Department of Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources, Rutgers University;Michael Luisi,
Monitoring and Assessment Division Director, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council;Roger Griffis,
Climate Coordinator, NOAA's Fisheries Service;Heather Mannix,
Assistant Director of Policy Engagement; COMPASS; and Stephen Posner,
Assistant Director of Policy Engagement with COMPASSSponsors: COMPASS
and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series; contacts are Jacob.Robertson@compassscicomm.org
and Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov Webinar Access: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4615410924533/WN_cFozyDw2QfytHHWi0pvLOg Questions?
Ocean warming and a host of related stressors - including ocean acidification, hypoxia, and sea-level rise - have profound implications for marine life and human communities worldwide. The rate and scale of change that we see now is impacting fish, the ecosystems that fish depend on, and the communities, businesses, and economies that a rich fishing culture supports. As fisheries change, society needs to effectively respond to interconnected ecological, social, and economic challenges - including: how the ocean is changing, what this means for fisheries and for people, what is at risk, and how management systems can respond.
This webinar will discuss science, policy and management gaps and opportunities across fisheries, marine ecology, social science, policy, law, and management fields that arose from a 2-day roundtable convened by COMPASS in 2018. Aligning the capabilities of science with the mounting challenges of a changing ocean is about gaps in current knowledge, and also about how to mobilize people based on the knowledge we have now. Productive dialogue among scientists, decision makers, non-governmental organizations, and ocean resource managers can support the development and implementation of effective fisheries policies based on relevant scientific evidence.About the Speakers:Malin Pinsky
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. He leads a research group studying the ecology and evolution of global change in the ocean, including conservation and management solutions. He developed and maintains the OceanAdapt website to document shifting ocean animals in North America, a resource used by governments and NGOs for climate adaptation planning. He has published articles in Science, PNAS, and other journals, and his research has received extensive coverage in the press. He has received early career awards and fellowships from the National Academy of Sciences, American Society of Naturalists, and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Previously, he was a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at Princeton University. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an A.B. from Williams College, and grew up along the coast of Maine.Michael Luisi
serves as the director of monitoring and assessment with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources fishing and boating services. He was appointed to the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council as Maryland's State Official Designee in June 2010 and was elected as Council Chairman in 2016. Mike also serves as one of Maryland's administrative representatives on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. His career in fisheries began at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries while working as a technician on the Statewide Stream Survey Project. Since joining MDNR in 2000, he has held multiple positions in the department, including the management of the State's Commercial Striped Bass Fishery and the Coastal Fisheries Program. Mike has a B.S. degree from Mary Washington College and a M.S. from Tennessee Technological University. Roger Griffis
is a marine ecologist with 20 years of experience advancing science and management of marine and coastal resources with NOAA. As Climate Coordinator for NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), he works with many partners to increase the production, delivery and use of climate-related information to fulfill NMFS mandates in a changing world. Past positions include Manager of NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program and Policy Advisor in NOAA's Office of Policy and Strategy Planning. Heather Mannix
is an Interim Co-Director of Policy Engagement at COMPASS, where she works to facilitate constructive discussion and interaction between scientists and decision makers. Before coming to COMPASS, she spent over seven years at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington D.C. working with large ocean research programs such as the Census of Marine Life and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. Heather also managed the Ocean Research Advisory Panel, a science advisory body to the Federal Government. She received her B.A. from Hood College in Environmental Science and Policy and my M.A. from American University in Global Environmental Policy.