Brown Bag Lunch: Conserving Marine Ecosystems in the Southeast

20170404-brownbag-fisheries-tarponTarpon. Photo courtesy Paul DebillAt the April 2017 MRC Brown Bag Speaker Series (Tuesday, April 4, noon–1pm), Cameron Jaggard of The Pew Charitable Trusts, U.S. Oceans, Southeast Team, will discuss our changing oceans and efforts underway in the Southeast U.S. and nationally to transition to a big-picture approach to management that will help ensure healthy marine ecosystems, fisheries, and opportunities for recreation into the future.

The oceans moderate global climate, are a primary source of protein for billions of people, and are home to more than 200,000 identified species. But, for all their overwhelming size and significance, the oceans are heavily influenced by human activities

This is a lunchtime learning lecture, attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring their lunch to enjoy during the seminar.

20170404-brownbag-cameron-jaggardCameron Jaggard is a Principal Associate with The Pew Charitable Trusts, U.S. Oceans, Southeast Team. During his seven-plus years with Pew, Cameron has worked on a variety of campaigns to reduce bycatch in the U.S. pelagic longline fishery, protect Florida’s forage fish, and otherwise advance ecosystem-based fishery management. Before joining Pew, Cameron worked at the Institute for Fisheries Resources in San Francisco, CA and as an environmental consultant in Florida. Cameron holds a BA in Environmental Policy from Rollins College and an environmental science certificate from Florida Atlantic University. In his free time he likes to surf, fish, hike, and mountain bike near his hometown of Tequesta, FL.

MRC's Brown Bag Lunch Series is held the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 pm at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Highway NE, Palm Bay, Florida. For more information contact MRC at 321-725-7775.