The shifting distribution of marine species is one of the most visible impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans. Scientists, fishermen and others across the United States have observed range shifts that have disrupted species ecology, fishing patterns and management strategies. In every region of the US, fish populations are projected to shift further as ocean temperatures continue to warm.
This fall, the Lenfest Ocean Program, in collaboration with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation will host a three-day Ideas Lab workshop to bring together scientists, managers and stakeholders for a collaborative discussion about the future of fisheries in the face of climate change. The workshop will take place from October 21-23, 2019, in Washington, DC, and aims to generate research priorities and kickstart the funding of key research projects.
Please contact Bill Hull for more information.