Ocean Aquaculture in California: Status and Opportunities

CSU COAST (Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology) sponsored a lunchtime briefing for legislators and staff in Sacramento on Tuesday March 15, 2016 at the Capitol Event Center as part of Ocean Day. The briefing, entitled Ocean Aquaculture in California: Status and Opportunities, was moderated by CSU Monterey Bay’s Distinguished Professor of Marine Science and Policy, Dr. James Lindholm, and featured presentations by Diane Windham, NOAA West Coast Regional Coordinator- California, Secretary John Laird, California Natural Resources Agency, and Dr. Michael Lee, Professor of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies at Cal State East Bay. Diane presented the federal perspective on aquaculture off the California Coast, Secretary Laird discussed the state perspective and the role of his agency, and Michael discussed the status of and opportunities for aquaculture teaching and research at the CSU. In doing so, Michael highlighted work being done at Moss Landing Marine Lab and the efforts being undertaken to establish the MLML Center for Aquaculture and a broader, CSU-wide initiative for a Center for Sustainable Aquaculture that can tie together the many great faculty and student research projects and faculty expertise across the 23 campus and the MLML.

You can read more from CSUEB, or download the PowerPoint presentation.