Task Force member, Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, will present at the Brookhaven National Laboratory And Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in April, and at the World Fisheries Congress and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sustainable Food Institute during May 2012.
Brookhaven Distinguished Lecture Series
April 17, 2012
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Dr. Pikitch’s lecture “Starving the Ocean: Why we should leave small fish in the sea,” will share the recently released recommendations of the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force, which conducted the most comprehensive worldwide analysis of the science and management of forage fish populations to date. Its report, “Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a crucial link in ocean food webs,” concluded that in most ecosystems at least twice as many of these species should be left in the ocean as conventional practice.
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series
April 25, 2012
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Dr. Pikitch will present the key findings of the recently released recommendations of the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force, “Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a crucial link in ocean food webs.”
World Fisheries Congress 2012
May 7-12, 2012
Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Dr. Pikitch will give an oral presentation, “Changing the Paradigm: An operational framework for the ecosystem-based management of forage fisheries,” during the session, “Aquaculture and Sustainable Feed Supply” on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. During this oral presentation, Dr. Pikitch will share the novel three-tiered approach recommended by the Task Force that provides comprehensive guidance on forage fishery management which takes account of the level of understanding about the target fishery and the ancillary effects on the ecosystem of forage fish depletion.
Sustainable Foods Institute
May 17-18, 2012
Monterey Bay Aquarium
As a member of the panel, “De-fueling the Food Web,” Dr. Pikitch will share the recommendations of the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force about the steps that need to be taken in an ecosystem context to avoid overfishing forage fish. The Institute is part of a three-day series of "Cooking for Solutions" events, during which the Monterey Bay Aquarium brings together great chefs as well as key figures in the organic foods and sustainable seafood movements. The Institute is specifically designed to reach – and influence – members of the food and environmental media, as well as food industry leaders. For more information, please visit: