Saving our Seas: fishing, protected areas and economics in marine conservation

7 May 2009 - 6:00am to 10:46am
A Public Lecture will be given in Law 108 of the University of Canterbury on 6 May 2009, at 6pm. The speaker is Professor Steven Gaines, Marine Science Institute, Center for the Future of the Oceans, University of California, Santa Barbara,Visiting Erskine Fellow.

Refreshments will be available in the foyer from 5.30pm, sponsored by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. Parking is free and directly outside the Law building on University Drive.

About Professor Gaines
Steven Gaines is Director of the Marine Science Institute and Professorof Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University ofCalifornia at Santa Barbara. He is a marine ecologist who seeksconservation solutions by building better pipelines between innovationsin ocean science and effective marine policy and management. He hasnearly 150 scientific publications, including four books. His scientificwork has made extensive contributions to the design of marine reservenetworks, our understanding of the impact of climate change on oceanecosystems, and more sustainable fisheries management using market basedreforms.  In addition to his science contributions, Steve has been aleader in promoting more effective communication of ocean sciencethrough international courses on the Ocean Science Policy Interface, theLuce Science to Solutions program, and the Digital Ocean project, whichemploys social networking tools to promote more effective exchanges ofideas. He is currently on the "America's Climate Choices" panel, helpingto formulate new scientific policy in the US.