WORLD FISHERIES - Special event

SATURDAY NOV. 23rd, 2013 (10 am - 6 pm)
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Biosciences Complex

In recognition of World Fisheries Day (Nov. 21st), Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the Society for Conservation Biology (Kingston Chapter) welcome you to this special one day event of presentations, demonstrations and activities on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013.
Everyone is welcome!
Admission is free.

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Sailfish. Photo: S. Friederichs - www.BillfishSafaris.com

 

FISHERIES: SUSTAINABILITY AND GLOBAL HEALTH
Around the world, from Arctic Peoples to some of the earliest human populations along tropical coastlines, communities for millennia have relied on ocean resources for food, clothing, jewelry, building materials and medicines. Today, 7 billion people increasingly depend on marine ecosystems, species, and resources for food staples, and for energy, new medicines, minerals and ores, transportation, tourism and recreation, and to drive global economies.

Marine environments, biodiversity and fish populations are now under threat from pollution, habitat degradation, resource exploitation, overharvesting, bycatch, development, climate change, and acidification. On November 21st we celebrate World Fisheries Day to raise awareness of the state of our oceans and of our dependence on healthy marine species and ecosystems for our own health. Our future depends on sustainable fisheries.

ABOUT THE EVENT

We have prepared a special event in recognition of World Fisheries Day at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Our presentations will include seminars and posters prepared by students enrolled in Marine Environmental Issues (course ENSC 307) in the School of Environmental Studies and by guest speakers. Our displays will include information on marine ecosystems and information on our collaborating institutions working to conserve our marine biodiversity and habitats.

Please join us - no registration is required; no admission fees will be charged for the event.

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Dolphins playing racing games with fishing boat. Photo: G. Ibarguchi
CONTACT: Gabriela Ibarguchi (page)