Events & Seminars

November 28, 2017
CMBC Brown Bag Seminar
Speaker:  Sara McDonald, CMBC Visiting Scholar, Senior Fisheries Scientist, Seafood Watch, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Title:  Sustainable Seafood, Bycatch and Human Rights
The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program® (SFW) engages and empowers consumers and businesses to purchase seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that minimize environmental impacts. By shaping these purchasing decisions, the demand for sustainable seafood has hit a critical mass, which ultimately has pressured producers to improve their fishing/farming practices. This talk will cover how SFW integrates the latest scientific thinking into our standards, is supporting and conducting research on fisheries bycatch to better inform our fisheries ratings, and collaborates with several partners to assess the risks of slavery and hazardous child labor in seafood. By influencing US market demand and collaborating with international partners, SFW is gradually moving the needle toward making global fishing and aquaculture practices more sustainable.

December 5, 2017
Speaker:  Kathryn Lang Turner
San Diego City Attorney – Environmental Protection Unit

December 12, 2017
Speaker:  Tom Grimm
Carlsbad Aquafarms, Inc.

January 16, 2018
Speaker:  Mary Lynn Price
Communicating science through podcasts

January 30, 2018
Speaker, Lyall Bellquist
CMBC Visiting Scholar,  The Nature Conservancy

Speaker, Natalaya Gallo
Ocean Issues and the National climate pledges under the Paris Agreement

May 4, 2018
Knowlton/Jackson Distinguished Speaker:  Naomi Oreskes
Alumni speaker: Nick Obradovich
3:30 – 5:00
Robert Paine Scripps Forum Auditorium

June 6, 2018
MAS-MBC Annual Capstone Symposium
9:00 – 5:00
Scripps Seaside Forum Auditorium