Session 1: “Experiencing Climate Change in the Field: What does it mean?” – March 23 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Session 1 Speakers
Award-winning Fishing Writer, Kayak-fishing Sharpie and Fish Advocate
Willy Goldsmith, Ph.D.
Executive Director, American Saltwater Guides Association
Jon Hare, Ph.D.
Director, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Regional Vice President, Safe Harbor Marinas
Coastal Management and Climate Extension Specialist
University of Rhode Island/GSO – Coastal Resources Center (CRC) and Rhode Island Sea Grant
Charter Captain and Fishing Guide, Fish Conservationist and Advocate
Capt. Greg Vespe
Executive Director, RI Saltwater Anglers Association
Watch Hill Outfitters, Owner, Climate/Fish Advocate and Expert Fisher
Session 2: “Climate Change Opportunities: What we can do.” – April 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
More information coming soon on Session 2
Send us your photos! We’d love to see your photos that depict positive or negative climate impacts on fish, habitat, and resource users.
Two winners will be chosen to receive $250 in gift card prizes!
We hope to screen photos during each session. Session I deadline is Friday, March 18, Session II and our final deadline is Wednesday, April 6. To enter, please send your photograph to Dave Monti (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with the following information:
- The name of the photographer
- Where the photo was taken
- A brief 1 – 2 sentence description of the photograph
Event Participants: University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography, Coastal Resources Center, Rhode Island Sea Grant, Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Ørsted, American Saltwater Guides Association, Ocean Conservancy, Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, and Safe Harbor Marinas.
Jennifer McCann is an organizer for the event series; her focus is coastal and ocean management policy and practice as Director of U.S. Coastal Programs at the URI Coastal Resources Center and Director of Extension for Rhode Island Sea Grant.
David Monti is a licensed charter captain serving in leadership roles on several marine- and fisheries-based boards and organizations, including the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association and the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council; he writes about recreational fisheries issues for several publications, including The Providence Journal.
Header image photo credits: (1) Courtesy Neil Epstein, (2) Photo by Capt. John McMurray