McGowan MG102
McGowan Building
411 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940
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Open to the Public

Rod Fujita, Director, EDF's Research and Development Team

We live in the age of technology, yet most of the ocean and the activities that impact it remain in the dark ages. 

How can we harness the power of technology to understand the ocean better and shine a light on issues like slave labor in seafood supply chains, overfishing, and habitat destruction?  Can we avoid a path littered with failure and unpleasant surprises?

Bringing Fisheries Into the Digital Age
Dr. Rod Fujita
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm
McGowan Building, Room 102
411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Free, open to the public.  No registration required.

Video Available

About the Speaker

Rod Fujita, Director of Research and Development, Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Rod Fujita studied marine ecology at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and went on to study salt marshes in New England, rocky shores in Oregon, and coral reefs all over the world before joining the Environmental Defense Fund in 1988.  There, he co-founded the Oceans Program which focuses on protecting ocean ecosystems and improving human welfare by ending overfishing globally.  He now directs EDF’s Research and Development Team, responsible for providing scientific support to the Oceans Program and for identifying emerging issues and solutions to the world’s most important ocean conservation problems.

Suggested Pre-Reading

Lecture Location:  McGowan 102

The McGowan Building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA  93940, on the corner of Franklin and Pacific. Enter from Pacific street through a set of glass double-doors (use set of doors on the right), MG102 is straight ahead across a small seating atrium.   View the campus map.


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


Contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at or (831) 647-4183.