Monday, August 13, 2012

PCCS Contact:
Cathrine Macort
+1-508-487-3622 x103
[email protected]

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies is pleased to announce the third lecture in the new Chase Miller Policy Forum.

On Tuesday August 21, Owen Nichols, Director of the Center’s Marine Fisheries Research program, and Henry Lind, retired Shellfish Biologist and Director of the Town of Eastham Department of Natural Resources for the Town of Eastham, will present “Drawing Lines in the Sand: Mapping and Managing Community Aquaculture Development.”

The lecture will take place at 7 pm at the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham.

Owen Nichols, Director of the Center’s Marine Fisheries Research program, works to foster collaboration and understanding between commercial fisheries and scientists, and conducts cooperative research and education with a focus on scientific and policy issues confronting Cape Cod’s fishermen and aquaculturists. He is a research assistant and PhD candidate in the Department of Fisheries Oceanography at the University of Massachusetts. His current research focus is the distributional ecology of squid and finfish and implications for fishery management.

Henry Lind worked for 35 years as the Shellfish Biologist and Director of the Eastham Department of Natural Resources. He developed and ran a successful shellfish propagation/nursery and hatchery program for the Town and worked cooperatively with other town shellfish officers, expanding the use of aquaculture to increase the public the supply of shellfish in Cape Cod waters. Henry was a founding member and the current president of the Eastham Conservation Foundation and is on the Advisory Board of AmeriCorps Cape Cod. He has been the instructor for a multi-week course: Fundamentals of Shellfish Farming: Practical Tools, Tips & Techniques, sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program.

The Chase Miller Policy Forum is a series of free lectures and discussions designed to educate the public on the role of science in public policy as it relates to the marine environment. This forum was made possible by the generous support of Linda B. Miller, PhD, a long-time patron and member of the PCCS Board of Directors.

For more information about these and other Chase-Miller Policy Forum presentations, please contact Cathrine Macort at 508 487 3622 x 103 or email [email protected].

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