Plenty of Fish in the Sea? – Dr. Daniel Pauly: World-Renowned Fisheries Scientist

Plenty of Fish in the Sea? – Dr. Daniel Pauly: World-Renowned Fisheries Scientist

Date/Time
5 May 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location
Beaver Point Hall

Global overfishing and massive underreporting of catches are putting world fish populations in peril. How close are the planet’s fisheries to collapse? What can be done to reverse this dangerous trajectory?

Dr. Daniel Pauly is a world-renowned fisheries scientist – in fact, Canada’s most cited scientist – whose expertise concerns the condition and future of the world’s fish and oceans. He joins the Salt Spring Forum for a crucial conversation on May 5th.

Since 1999, Dr. Pauly – who became a Professor at the UBC Fisheries Centre in 1994, and was its Director from 2003 to 2008 – founded and has led an all-encompassing research project devoted to global fisheries trends, called Sea Around Us.

Startlingly, Dr. Pauly and his team found that the global fisheries catch is 50 per cent higher than is being reported, which suggests the world’s fisheries are closer to collapse than we think. Dr. Pauly has also reached other important conclusions – most critical among them that fish populations are declining rapidly worldwide.

Make sure to attend highly informative and important conversation with Dr. Daniel Pauly, one of the world’s most sought-after fisheries experts.

Tickets are available at ArtSpring – 250.537.2102 and online – and Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2017 Forum Members; $20 General Public. (Students and low-income residents contact saltspringforum@gmail.com)