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Webinar: Evolving Challenges in Fisheries Science (and How We Are Tackling Them)
Tuesday, 09 June 2020, 2:00
Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 2:00PM. Webinar: Evolving Challenges in Fisheries Science (and How We Are Tackling Them). Francisco (Cisco) Werner, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service. Sponsored by 2020 NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series. More information here.
NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. Our mission is to ensure productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems, all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management. In the past 5 years, our science and advice to management have required that we consider, among others, remarkable changes in our environment and expansions in the multi-sectoral uses of coastal regions. At the same time, we have benefited from rapid advances in scientific and technological capabilities, such as molecular (‘omics) methods, artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, and computational capabilities. As such, it is fair to say that we are at a pivot point in the science needed to address upcoming challenges. A discussion of next steps in our science will be presented.