Date:Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Time:Open - 6:45 PM
Meeting - 7:00 PM
Place:Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos

Our Local Fishery
Guest Speaker: Eric Strum

Erick Strum serves in The Fisheries Ecology Division of NOAA. The Fisheries Ecology Division is housed in the SWFSC Santa Cruz Laboratory on UCSC’s Coastal Science Campus. Research is focused on California demersal and anadromous fishes, their fisheries, and their habitats. Demersal species under study include rockfishes, flatfishes, Pacific whiting, sablefish, and lingcod; anadromous species include coho and chinook salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon. Results of this research are used by the Pacific Fishery Management Council to manage fisheries and by NMFS to manage threatened and endangered species and their habitats.
Fisheries Ecology Division scientists study causes of variability in abundance and health of fish populations, analyze ecological relations in marine communities, and study the economics of exploiting and protecting natural resources. They also assess the stocks of species targeted by various fisheries, and assist in evaluating potential impacts of human activities on threatened or endangered species.

Sample of Research programs: Salmon Ecology; Biophysical Ecology & Landscape and Seascape Ecology;
Fisheries Assessment; Groundfish Analysis & Salmon Assessment & Fisheries Economics

He will also speak about the San Lorenzo Steelhead and Salmon and possibly the Carmel River and answer questions afterward.