Third Capitol Hill Marine Fisheries Issues Congressional Staff Briefing 3 June 2015

The National AFS Policy Office is pleased to extend to Potomac chapter members an invitation to the following Briefing:

CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Marine Fisheries Issues – Our Continuous Need for
Data and Knowledge
**** RSVP to Hwilliams@fisheries.org to attend ****

Moderator: Doug Austen, Executive Director, American Fisheries Society
• Science and Data 101 – Introducing the need for information to support fisheries management (Patrick Sullivan, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York – confirmed)
• Environmental and Ecological Knowledge – Connecting fish stocks to their ecosystems to inform managers (Jeremy Collie, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI – confirmed)
• Interdisciplinary Needs – Crossing fields, issues, and organizational structures to understand the grand picture (Troy Hartley, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA – confirmed)
• Discovery – Filling gaps with new knowledge based on scientific explorations (Martha Nizinski, NOAA/NMFS Office of Science and Technology, Washington, DC – confirmed)
Format: Each panelist will make a 12-minute presentation, followed by a few minutes for questions. We’ll end with 30 minutes for group discussion.

June 3, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Capitol Visitors Center, Capitol Hill
(exact room to be announced)

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