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The Center for the Blue Economy presents: The Eight Pillars of Effective Fisheries Management

Speaker: Dr. Jake Kritzer, Lead Senior Scientist, Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Event Information:
Tuesday, October 17
McGowan Building, Room 102
Part of the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Lecture Series
Free, open to the public, no registration required

About the Topic: In light of the profound importance of healthy fisheries for functional ecosystems, food security, livelihoods, and cultural heritage in coastal communities, considerable scholarship has been devoted to the question, “What are the key elements of success in fishery management?” Synthesis of the seminal papers among this literature and key international policy documents, coupled with decades of our own research and practical experience, reveals eight fundamental pillars, the presence and nature of which are critical determinants of success.

About the Speaker: Jake works on the scientific and policy dimensions of a variety of issues, including fisheries management, coastal habitat protection, watershed planning, and others. His work has addressed the waters off his home in New England, as well as Australia, Cuba, Belize, Chile, Northern Europe, the Middle East, and other locales. Recently, he is increasingly focused on China, the world’s largest fishing power. His expertise span fisheries biology, spatial ecology, and environmental policy, and he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in these fields, as well as numerous technical reports and popular articles. He is also the senior editor of the milestone book Marine Metapopulations, which was the first to systematically apply metapopulation theory directly to marine systems. Jake provides regular fishery management expertise to stakeholders and policymakers through service on several technical and advisory committees, including past appointments as Chair of both the New England Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Habitat Committee, and as a member of the City of Boston’s Conservation Commission. Jake joined the Environmental Defense Fund in 2004 as the first Dennis Puleston Fellow, honoring the founding trustee of the organization. Prior to joining EDF, Jake graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Biology, earned a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from James Cook University in Australia, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Windsor in Canada. Jake lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Brooke, and his energetic and adorable daughter, Rosa.

Lecture Location: The McGowan Building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA, 93940, on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Attendees will enter through the glass doors from Pacific street, and room 102 is located inside to the right. The McGowan Building is indicated as #20 on the campus map. Access the campus map.

Parking: Parking is available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5pm or on the street (time limits on surrounding streets end at 6pm).

Questions: Contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at cbe@miis.edu or 831-647-6615 x1.

Sponsored by:
ZZ Graduate School of International Policy and Management

Contact Organizer

Rachel Christopherson