Sustainability Science Speaker Series – Second Lecture Focuses on Inland Fisheries

On Thursday, May 30th, the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) will present the second lecture of its spring series on the current issues in sustainability science. WHRC Associate Scientist David McGrath will speak on the state of the world’s inland fisheries, fisheries co-management, and the challenges of managing small-scale artisanal fisheries. Dr. McGrath’s talk will focus on the characteristics of Amazon floodplain fisheries, developing effective co-management systems for floodplain fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon, the potentially conflictive relationship between policies for aquaculture development and management of small scale fisheries in developing countries such as Brazil, and the lack of support for the conservation of inland fisheries, despite their importance for the conservation of aquatic ecosystems and the livelihood of rural people throughout the developing world.


Photo credit Dr. David McGrath

The lecture will take place at 5:30 pm in the WHRC Harbourton Auditorium, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA. It is free and open to the public; however, parking and seating are limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve, email us or call 508-444-1517.

WHRC is an independent research institute where scientists investigate the causes and effects of climate change to identify and implement opportunities for conservation, restoration and economic development around the globe.