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REF NO.: 218

SUBJECT: Public lecture to explore strategies to maintain fishing communities

DATE: Aug. 26

A specialist in natural resource management and conservation will be the 2009 guest lecturer for the Dialogue on Advancing Global Sustainability.
Dr. Ray Hilborn is a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. His public lecture, titled Maintaining Fishing Communities – Harvest Strategies and Allocation Methods, will take place Sept. 17.
Dr. Hilborn argues that fisheries management agencies have historically emphasized the maintenance of fishing communities and jobs – often leading to excess fishing capacity and ultimately overfishing. In response, he feels many agencies now concentrate on maintaining biological productivity and economic profitability, often at the expense of communities and jobs. In his public lecture, he will explore how allocation methods and harvest strategies can be modified to achieve both biological and community sustainability. 
Dr. Hilborn will deliver the 2009 Dialogue on Advancing Global Sustainability public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Inco Innovation Centre, room IIC-2001. The lecture is free and open to the public with free parking available in Lot 18. It will also be webcast live at  A reception will follow the lecture in the lower concourse of the Inco Building.

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