Monster Seminar JAM - Sustainability and Marine Conservation: Some Second Thoughts
Dr. Bob Francis, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
I have recently published two essays on sustainable marine fisheries. In the first (Francis 2002) I explored the concept of sustainability put forward by the environmental historian Arthur McEvoy. In the second (Francis 2003), focused on the Pacific Northwest coastal marine ecosystem, I assert that models can be used both to calculate the numbers of policy and to nudge along new management ideas. I am now working on a third essay that considers: a) how to operationalize McEvoys sustainable fisheries system along the west coast, and b) what new ways of thinking (modeling included) might be required to do so. I will present some rough ideas currently being explored in this draft essay and then engage the audience in a dialogue.
Date and Time:
October 7, 2004,
11:00 am - 12:30 pm