The Threat to
the World's Oceans – Measuring Canada's Options
Since the 1960s, more than one and a half billion cod have
from Newfoundland and Labrador waters. Why have these and
populations not recovered despite massive reductions in fishing?
this the marine equivalent of the hunting of the buffalo?
environments been altered permanently? Dr. Hutchings has been
studying the collapse and recovery of marine fishes since
will reveal what scientists have learned from the cod declines
well as introduce, with reference to the newly proclaimed
Risk Act, ideas on how Canada can forge a leading international
in the recovery of marine ecosystems, fisheries and coastal
Jeffrey Hutchings is Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation
Biodiversity in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University.
His research on the evolutionary ecology of fishes has taken
remote areas of Newfoundland and the Arctic to study cod.
of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on the Future
Biotechnology (2000-01), he is currently an Editor of the
Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences and a Non-Government
of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada
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--the Speaker of the Senate, the Hon. Daniel Hays
--the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Milliken
--Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
DATE: Thursday, September 25, 2003 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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