World Fisheries Day
Nov 20, 2020 12:00 - Nov 19, 2020 12:45
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://forms.gle/hk1NbCCq5yhDYyms6
Hosted by: Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
Join Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants as they team up with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to celebrate World Fisheries Day on November 20th! With the theme of this month being conservation, it's important to spotlight one of the greatest conservation issues our planet faces, overfishing. Millions of people around the world depend on fish as a source of protein and we have a global fishing fleet that can fish a planet 3 times our size, that's just not sustainable. However, through amazing initiatives like National Geographic's Pristine Seas, it's been demonstrated that the ocean is resilient. If we set up marine protected areas the fish species rebound and spill outside the boundaries, creating sustainable supplies.
Jump in an event on the 20th to meet some DFO scientists working on conservation projects across Canada!
Hilary Rockwood | Aquatic Science Biologist
Hilary is an Aquatic Science Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She's been working for the department for just over 4 years. Hilary started out as a sea-going technician and worked my way up to supervising the Citizen Cod Project. This project hires high school students to work in their communities to measure fish being caught in the recreational fishery and talk to the fishers. This project not only helps collect scientific data, but gives a chance to connect with Newfoundlanders around our most iconic resource. From a young age, Hilary knew she was interested in marine biology and now she's working in her dream job!