School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences presents monthly seminars for the Public Lecture Series. These are at the Southampton Campus in Duke Lecture Hall. All are welcome. No registration needed.
Christine Santora is the Assistant Director for Policy and Outreach at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and Project Coordinator for the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program.
Summary of next topic: Small schooling fish, such as anchovies, herring, sardine, and menhaden, are often referred to as “forage fish” in recognition of their importance as food for other marine life such as mammals, seabirds, and other fish. Currently, more than one of every three fish caught globally is a forage fish, and demand and price are growing. The consequences of the massive removals of these small fish on the survival and health of other ocean life will be explored, and the economic value of forage fish both in the water (as prey) and out of the water (as catch), will be presented