Café Scientifique looks at challenges facing California’s salmon

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on September 13, 2010

Coho Salmon

We’ve read that the Coho Salmon is facing extinction and watched the story unfold when the Pacific Fishery Management Council took the unprecedented step of closing the California salmon fishing season in 2008 and 2009, a closure that had the support of many commercial fisherman.

Dr. Steven Lindley will discuss the state of California’s salmon fisheries, including the factors leading to the current critical state at this month’s Café Scientifique on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at SRI Menlo Park. He will describe approaches to fishery management and conservation to better ensure the future viability of our salmon populations.

Dr. Lindley is the Supervisory Research Ecologist on the Landscape Ecology Team within the Fisheries Ecology Division of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (which is part of the NOAA Fisheries Service).  He received his PhD in Biological Oceanography from Duke University and BA in Aquatic Biology from UC Santa Barbara.

Café Scientifique events are open to all, free of charge.  No reservations are necessary.

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