Large-Scale Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay: Pick-up Sticks, Thievery, Starts, Stops and Naked Gobies Event as iCalendar

(Biological Science, Coastal and Marine Science, Seminars)

15 February 2018

1 - 2pm

Venue: Mac 1

Location: Biology Building, 5 Symonds Street

Host: School of Biological Sciences

Contact email: a.jeffs@auckland.ac.nz

Andy Lacatell
Andy Lacatell, Virginia Chesapeake Bay Director, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia, USA

 

Over the last 17 years, Andy Lacatell, Virginia Chesapeake Bay Director, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia, USA, has worked on large-scale land conservation and oyster restoration projects in Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

In this seminar, Andy will cover The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay through the restoration of the native eastern oyster population.

The recent successes in oyster restoration have not been easily accomplished as financial and political pressures have been many, and even personalities have directed the outcomes of cooperative partnerships. Andy will discuss reef construction projects recently completed in Maryland and Virginia, and a new partnership with the oyster aquaculture industry to measure its contribution to maintaining or improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

For further information, or to arrange a meeting with Andy while he is here, please contact Prof Andrew Jeffs: a.jeffs@auckland.ac.nz