ILLUSTRATION: ARTHUR DESMARTEAUX
Rockfish are a varied, slow growing and very long-lived fish, with lifespans of more than 100 years for some species. Their populations are at low levels and Rockfish Conservations Areas (RCAs) were established between 2004—2007 to protect a portion of inshore rockfish populations from fishing. Two of these RCAs are adjacent to Saturna Island. Learn about the importance of rockfish conservation from Dr. Jeff Marliave, and about a rockfish project on Saturna by a group of students.
DR. JEFF MARLIAVE Sr. Research Scientist Emeritus, Ocean Wise
Dr. Marliave is an expert in rockfish, glass sponge and climate change effects on marine species. He was head of Howe Sound Research and Conservation and is very familiar with rockfish conservation efforts on the Pacific West Coast.
The Saturna Environmental Education Centre students will present a report about their rockfish conservation project, using cameras to detect illegal fishers in the two rockfish conservation zones around Saturna Island.
The talk will be moderated by Martin Anevich, SEEC Vice-Principal, Teacher.