CRC Seminar Today: The Future of Coral Reef Fisheries Management

reefwebpostJoin CRC Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 3-4 p.m. at the Coastal Institute Auditorium on Bay Campus for the next presentation of our fall seminar series: “Moving beyond simple spatial solutions: what does coral reef fisheries management look like in the future?”

This informative program will be presented by Dr. Austin Humphries, Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences at URI. The talk will explore how marine protected areas have been widely adopted as a leading ecosystem-based management tool for coral reef fisheries and how there can be negative impacts on cultural traditions, social cohesion, and surrounding fisheries, often making then socially unacceptable. Case studies of coral reef fisheries management in east Africa will be presented.