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Enl!ghten Kitsap Community Forum presents James Brennan who will speak on -- Shellfish Aquaculture and the Salish Sea: An Emerging Threat to Ecosystem Health and Integrity.

“On 11/18/16, Enl!ghten Kitsap Community Forum presents James Brennan who will speak on -- Shellfish Aquaculture and the Salish Sea: An Emerging Threat to Ecosystem Health and Integrity.  Jim has a Master of Science Degree in Marine Sciences from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and 33 years of work experience primarily on fisheries and habitats spanning the west coast of the U.S. He has worked in both the private and public sectors with responsibilities that include research, education, environmental assessment, watershed planning, restoration, regulatory, and policy programs. 

Estuaries and other nearshore marine areas are the most productive parts of marine ecosystems, but have experienced substantial degradation and loss as a result of coastal development. One form of coastal development that has received relatively poor regulatory oversight and environmental assessment is shellfish aquaculture. This presentation will provide an overview of aquaculture practices, environmental impacts, critical data gaps for informed management decision making, and a review of coastal management regulations relevant to shellfish aquaculture expansion. This presentation will engage and inform the public on how the shellfish industry is affecting publicly owned resources, and what needs to be done to protect those resources. See attached flyer

We meet at: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Drive Bremerton, WA.

Date: November 18, 2016 (note it is the third Friday of the month due to the holiday on 11/11/16)   Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

Please register at our website, http://www.enlightenkitsap.org so we can plan for seating and refreshments.  Registration is free and a $10 donation at the door is suggested. 

Thank you for your support and interest in Enl!ghten and please share our flyer with friends and colleagues.

From the Enl!ghten team: Barb Boas, Lynn Willmott, Barb Willock, Suzanne Holland, Karen Leader Scott and Sally Richardson”

Source:  Enl!ghten Kitsap information email