Monday, January 29, 2018 || 12:00 Noon || Margaret Chase Smith, Conference Hall
Ocean food production in the coastal ocean is far less developed than food production on land. This is good news because it means we can learn from prior mistakes and negative societal perceptions in other systems towards improved sustainability of ocean resources. Furthermore, the decreasing availability of arable land necessitates alternative methods of food production to satisfy global population growth. In this talk, Dr. Carrie Byron will outline the principles of the Blue Revolution and define the Ecological Approach to Aquaculture towards Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture in the coastal ocean. In addition, she will examine where we are as a growing industry and where we are headed into the future. Throughout, both ecological capacities and social perceptions are considered in developing sustainable ecological aquaculture practices.
** This event is free and open to all.
** Refreshments will be provided.
About Dr. Byron:
Dr. Byron’s research is grounded in marine ecology and integrates an interdisciplinary approach. Research disciplines include aquaculture, fisheries and coastal management. Previous projects have been based in freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats including temperate lakes, Atlantic rocky shorelines, temperate barrier-beach lagoons, tropical coral reefs and Pacific glacial fjords. She enjoys working on projects that look at biotic and abiotic dynamics and interactions as they apply to conservation and/or social development issues. Her current research focuses on sustainable ecological aquaculture and food web dynamics in Maine’s coastal waters.
Dr. Byron serves as Assistant Professor at the University of New England’s Marine Science Center in Biddeford, Maine.