Monthly Archives: March 2020

Congratulations to the California Sea Grant 2020 State Fellows

California Sea Grant has selected 28 recipients for its prestigious State Fellowship, making this year’s cohort the largest yet. This opportunity provides fellows with unparalleled and hands-on training at the interface of science, communication, policy, and management at either a municipal, state, or federal host agency in California for one year.

Five of those selected are CMBC Alumni all who graduated  in 2019 from the Master of Advanced Studies Program in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.  Congratulations to the fellows and their agency hosts:
Ross Cooper – California State Water Resources Control Board – Office of Information Management and Analysis

Mark Danielson –  California State Land Commission – Environmental Justice

Nicholas DeNezzo – California Sea Grant – Science Communication

Keighley Lane –  NOAA Office of Aquaculture – Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Carly Shabo – NOAA Office for Coastal Management – West Coast Region.

Learn more about these fellows and all the others



Salty Cinema:  Blue Carbon – Postponed to date uncertain
Robert Paine Scripps Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Knowlton/Jackson Distinguished Lecturer –  POSTPONED
Robert Paine Scripps Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Speaker:  Dr. Patricia Majluf, a native of Peru, an expert on fisheries and anchoveta (a fish in the anchovy family), and the vice president of Oceana Peru. The Peruvian anchoveta, the target of the largest single species fishery on earth, a cornerstone of the Peruvian economy, and a focus of Dr. Majluf’s work for decades. Up to 98 percent of Peru’s six to ten million ton annual catches of anchoveta are ‘reduced’ to create fish oil and fishmeal products. Dr. Majluf has worked tirelessly to change this by encouraging people to eat anchoveta directly, as doing so would make available millions of pounds of a heart-healthy and protein rich food source. By engaging with the fishing and processing industries, activist chefs, and the international sustainable seafood movement, Majluf has raised the profile of the anchoveta worldwide and is having a direct impact on improving the sustainability of the world’s largest fishery.

Alumni Speaker:  Mike Navarro, Ph.D. as been selected to represent CMBC Alumni. Mike is an Assistant Professor in Marine Fisheries at the University of Alaska Southeast where he works to inform the seafood industry, seafood dependent communities, and marine resource policy makers regarding the impacts of oceanographic changes. the Navarro Lab focuses on local seafood security research opportunities aimed to keep fisheries sustainable for families and ecosystems. Lab members works to keep policy makers knowledgeable so that their constituents can choose the type of balance they want between commerce and environmental trade offs.

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