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AAAS Annual Meeting

Beginning at 1:30 pm
February 20, 2010
San Diego, CA
Presentation at this event.

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IOCS Executive Director Dr. Ellen Pikitch will give a presentation at the AAAS Annual Meeting on, "Decision Frameworks and Reconciling Fisheries to Conservation." Her presentation will be part of a panel session on "Denial, Detente, and Decisions: Fisheries Science at the Crossroads," being held from 1:30-4:30pm in Room 17A of the San Diego Convention Center.

A description of the session follows:

There is now consensus in the scientific community that fisheries and oceans need to be managed on an ecosystems basis. This consensus coincides with recognition of a crisis in global fisheries brought on by the failure of management institutions. Is fisheries science up to the challenge of reforming institutions as well as repairing overfished ecosystems? Is a more integrated, interdisciplinary science of fisheries conservation on the horizon? Speakers will assess the present state of fisheries and fisheries science and how society can make the transition to a new, more integrated science based on a better understanding of how people and institutions behave. To do so, it will consider the evolution of fishery science, the response of current and previous generations of scientists to the collapse of fish stocks, and the contribution of social sciences to the management of fisheries, particularly economics and studies of decision-making.

Other panelists and their topics are:

Daniel Pauly, University of British Columbia
"Beyond Duplicity and Ignorance in Fisheries"

Julia Baum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
"Global Fisheries Crisis? Bridging the Gap Between Fisheries Science and Conservation"

John Lynham, University of Hawaii at Manoa
"Can Incentives-Based Management Prevent Collapse and Inform Ecosystem-Based Management?"

Harry N. Scheiber, Boalt Hall School of Law
"Historical Perspectives on the Ecosystem Concept, Individual Transferable Quotas, and the Collapse of Fisheries"

Les Watling, University of Hawaii at Manoa
"Dispatches from the Benthos: Rights Based Fisheries and the Promise of Stewardship"

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