Two talks set on fishing issues

Two special talks on fishing issues are scheduled by the Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science.

The first will be Wednesday, Oct. 24 when Christine Santora, assistant director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, who will speak on the challenges of managing direct catch of forage fish.   Her talk is entitled “Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a crucial link in ocean food webs.”

The second talk will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 when author Ray Huling, will talk about his new book, “Harvesting the Bay,” which raises issues regarding making food production healthy, sustainable and secure. Huling comes from a family of shellfishermen who worked Narragansett Bay. The title of his talk will be “Harvesting the Bay: Fathers, Sons and the Last of the Wild Shellfishermen.”

Both talks run from 1 to 2:15 p.m. and are held in Room 316 of Washburn Hall.