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The Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries

From Fringe to Fixture: The Increasing Presence of Conservation Organizations in Fisheries Management
Beginning at 4:30pm
March 03, 2005
Seattle, Washington
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The Bevan Series examines the biological and social ramifications of our past, present, and future use of marine resources. Highly acclaimed speakers from academic, agency, and nongovernmental backgrounds tackle sustainability from disciplines as diverse as ecology, fisheries management, conservation biology, law, economics, and anthropology.

In Dr. Pikitch's presentation for the Bevan series, she describes the various roles that conservation organizations have played in the fight to save the oceans inhabitants. This is discussed through a personal lens, with vignettes from conservation efforts she has been involved in including the fight to save the beleaguered beluga sturgeon and other caviar-producing fishes; the struggle to bring shark fisheries under management control, made ever more critical by the increasing demand for their valuable fins, an ingredient in the delicacy shark fin soup; and the drive to move science and policy away from a focus on individual species towards a more inclusive, ecosystem-based approach.

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