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Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Registration opens 12 pm

12:45 pm  Welcome - Morro Bay Mayor Janice Peters & Michael Multari, Estuary Program Interim Director
Ocean Resources - Collaborative Efforts in Regional Fisheries

1:00 pm
 California Ocean Policy: Leading the Way Towards Sustainable Fisheries and a Healthy Ocean
Kaitlin Gaffney, Program Director, Pacific Ecosystem Protection, Ocean Conservancy

1:20 pm  Why Collaborate? The Value of and Need for Collaborative Efforts in Fisheries Management

Dr. Dean Wendt, Cal Poly Center for Marine Science, San Luis Obispo Science and Ecosystem Alliance

1:35 pm 
 Case Study 1: California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program:
                            Fishermen, Scientists and Managers Working to Improve Fisheries Management
 

Dr. Dean Wendt, Cal Poly Center for Marine Science, San Luis Obispo Science and Ecosystem Alliance

1:55 pm  Case Study 2: The Central Coast Groundfish Project
                                - Fishermen, Communities and Conservationists Changing the Way They Do Business
Panel with Michael Bell, Central Coast Marine Project Director, The Nature Conservancy, California Program
               Rick Algert, Harbor Director, Morro Bay Harbor Department
               Christopher Kubiak, Liaison Officer Central California Joint Cable Fisheries Liaison Committee

2:15 pm   Panel Presentation and Discussion

Facilitator: Melissa Locke, Marine Policy Communications Manager, San Luis Obispo Science & Ecosystem Alliance, Cal Poly Center for Coastal Marine Sciences
Estuarine Resources

3:00 pm
   Emerging Contaminants - Nonylphenol research in Morro Bay gobies
Sarah Johnson, San Luis Obispo Science and Ecosystem Alliance (SLOSEA) Graduate Student Fellow, Cal Poly

3:30 pm   From Larvae to Lunkers: Exploring the Fish Fauna of Morro Bay

Jay Carroll, Senior Biologist, Tenera Environmental

Invasive Species

4:00 pm  Invasive Marine Species in Morro Bay
Lisa Needles, PhD graduate student UCSB

4:30 pm  Pikeminnow Control in Chorro Valley
Freddy Otte,  San Luis Obispo City Biologist & consultant/owner Hydro Terra
Poster Session and Mixer to follow