Rockfish Lecture

October 22, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Canary rockfish.\Photo courtesy of Oceana.
Canary rockfish.\Photo courtesy of Oceana.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology has started up its fall seminar series.  It will take place online again this year.  Most of the talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays, but there is one “public lecture,” scheduled for Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.  The topic “Threatened and endangered rockfish in Puget Sound: towards an understanding of their ecology and recovery.”

The speaker is Kelly Andrews, a Research Fisheries Biologist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA. His research at NOAA has varied widely from understanding the movement ecology and habitat associations of groundfish, to the development of ecosystem indicators capable of assessing the status, trends and risk of various ecosystem components, to research supporting the management and recovery of Endangered Species Act-listed rockfish. He is a member of NOAA’s Rockfish Recovery Plan Team for Puget Sound and is the lead for the Human Activities component of NOAA’s Integrated Ecosystem Assessment for the California Current Ecosystem.

Diminishing populations of rockfish in Puget Sound, WA led to the listing of three species under
the Endangered Species Act in 2010. This talk will describe how we got to these listings, how
cooperative research with the recreational fishing community led to the first delisting of a marine
fish species, and what research is ongoing to understand the ecology and management
implications for the remaining two listed species.

The talk is free and open to all, but registration (recommended at least 24 hours in advance) is required.  Contact Dr. Aaron Galloway, [email protected] to request the zoom link and passcode.