Fish, Fishing, and Fisheries
Date: 02/28/09 8:00 am - 02/28/09 3:30 pm
Location: Sea Lab, Redondo Beach, CA

COSEE West presents their third free workshop in the 2008-2009 series: Fish, Fishing, and Fisheries, featuring:

  • Hands-on, inquiry based, integrative classroom activities
  • A presentation by Alfonso Montiel of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on the comic book, “What’s the Catch?” with an update on fish contamination
  • A lecture by Dr. Carolynn (Carrie) Culver, UC Cooperative Extension, Sea Grant Extension Program

Is that local fish on your dish?
Dr. Culver will discuss commercial fisheries of California, with a focus on the Santa Barbara Channel Region. She will highlight the diversity of local fishing methods and fisheries, as well as the factors affecting seafood availability. She will also provide information on classroom materials that educate students about the local ocean.

Dr.Culver is the Sea Grant Extension Marine Advisor for UC Cooperative Extension in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. She conducts directed research and education in fisheries, aquatic invasive species and aquaculture. Current research areas include collaborative research and data collection programs for managing fisheries, management of aquatic invasive species (both freshwater and marine), and marine literacy and stewardship. Her prior research and professional experience includes shellfish culture for food and marine natural products, ecology of invertebrates of the offshore oil platforms, the first successful eradication of a marine pest and biology of the local spider crab. She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology and a M.A. in Aquatic and Population Biology, both from UCSB where she was also a research biologist and lecturer prior to her current position.

Contact Name: COSEE West office at UCLA
Contact Phone: (310) 206-8247
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