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Reelron
10-23-2009, 08:02 AM
So, I'm reading the APP, Hook, Line & Sinker section. John Oswald has an article on the 5th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium, presented by the university's Urban Coast Institute , being held at Monmouth University. The theme is "The Future of Fish" Third or fourth paragraph, "The public gets very mixed messages about the decline and potential collapse of fisheries, the success of rebuilding efforts of managed fisheries and the quality of the information on which decisions are made." Yadda, yadda, yadda.

"We want to help clarify some of these questions." said Tony MacDonald, director of the UCI. So, my question is, "WHY HOLD THIS SYMPOSIUM ON A TUSDAY MORNING AT 10:30 AM?"

Do they hold these things mid week in the morning just so reporters will have something to fill space with in their fishing colums? Most normal people have jobs and cannot go to a symposium to "clarify their questions on the state of our fisheries." on a Tuesday morning. Lucky for me, I am not normal so I may just go to this anyone else going?

Leif
10-23-2009, 01:38 PM
I'm going.

Ray Bogan is going to be there for the RFA, Speaker from the NOAA Sam Rausch and Diane Regas, VP for oceans Environmental Defense Fund.

If you can't go and have some legitimate questions for any of these speakers, send them to me at lpettersen@optonline.net. I'll try and get the answers to them.

Leif

shresearchdude
10-23-2009, 03:34 PM
the meeting is part of a day long thing that includes an Awards Luncheon.

http://www.monmouth.edu/urban_coast_institute/symposium/default.asp

Reelron
10-24-2009, 06:48 PM
the meeting is part of a day long thing that includes an Awards Luncheon.

http://www.monmouth.edu/urban_coast_institute/symposium/default.asp


The awards lunchen is what $125.00? Think I'm gonna skip that part and stop at the Windmill on the way home.

shresearchdude
10-28-2009, 03:56 PM
I had class at MU that morning and could only catch the last speaker-Ray Bogan -and a brief question/answer period.
The crowd seemed to have many suits in it...