Maritime Awards Society of Canada

World Ocean Council »« Dalhousie Art Gallery – Exhibit

Lecture/Seminar – Francis Juanes: Marine fisheries conservation: insights from ecology, life history and climate change

Assessing the conservation status of fish populations usually includes a combination of temporal and age-specific metrics generally collected from commercial catches. When stocks are healthy and catches high, these data are often sufficient. However when stocks decline or collapse, as we have seen in many fish populations around the globe, we find ourselves in an ‘empirical vacuum’ with a lack of basic information on life history, behaviour, ecology, genetics or habitat use. Over my career as a fisheries ecologist, I have focused on questions pertaining to various life history aspects in a variety of commercially (and ecologically) important fish (and shellfish) species. In this talk I will give a brief overview of some of those studies and focus on two case studies, one that compares ecology of juvenile bluefish in summer and winter, and another which considers climate change effects on salmon populations in the North Atlantic.

Location:DAVID STRONG BUILDING – C112, University of Victoria (Victoria, BC)
Date:Thursday May 20, 2010
Time:14:30 – 16:00

May 20, 2010 at 9:14 am