On the State of Freshwater Fish and Fisheries: Finding a Future for the Forgotten
Freshwater fish provide diverse ecosystem services. Yet, freshwater fish and fisheries are not often a national or regional governance priority and as a result, freshwater fisheries are undervalued and largely overlooked. Due to lack of reliable data, freshwater fisheries have never been part of any high profile global fisheries assessment and are notably absent from the Sustainable Development Goals. Using diverse examples from local to global, Dr. Steven Cooke will provide a roadmap for elevating the status of freshwater fish and ensuring that moving forward freshwater fish and fisheries are valued and conserved to ensure that ecosystem services are maximized. Cooke is a dynamic speaker known for engaging audiences with his infectious passion for science, evidence-based environmental management, and all things fishy.
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