Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Friday, December 4, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Future of Food from the Sea
By Dr. Steve Gaines, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

By the middle of this century, we project that global demand for animal protein will double from where it is today. Where will all this food come from? What will be the environmental impacts of such a large growth in demand? The sea has the potential to play a key role by making fisheries more productive and enhancing the development of sustainable aquaculture. The Sustainable Fisheries Group at UCSB is exploring ways to enhance seafood production while simultaneously benefiting ocean ecosystems. This talk will explore the benefits of getting more food from the sea and the paths we can take to get there.

Dr. Gaines' research focuses on marine ecology and conservation, sustainable fisheries, the design of marine reserves and the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems. Professor Gaines is the Dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB. He has served as director of the UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute, and as UCSB Acting Dean of Science and Acting Vice Chancellor for Research. Professor Gaines currently serves as science advisor for the Joint Ocean Commission.

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