Join us for a talk by Michael Sutton, Vice President of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The oceans supply us with food, help regulate our climate, and supply a livelihood for millions of people. But our seas are not the infinite bounty they appear to be. Today, pollution and over-fishing threaten significant members of ocean ecosystems, ranging from whales, sharks, and bluefin tuna to sea otters, seahorses, and tropical corals. Michael Sutton will tell us about the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts as well as the many ways all of us, as engaged citizens and conscientious consumers, can promote sustainable practices and become stewards of our marine resources.
The talk will be followed by a sushi reception with Michael Sutton and Casson Trenor, author of Sustainable Sushi: A Guide to Saving the Oceans One Bite at a Time. The reception is generously supported by Tataki, San Francisco’s “Original Sustainable Sushi Bar.”
University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall
(Enter on Parker Avenue, between Golden Gate and Fulton)
San Francisco, CA
[Map] Date & Time:
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
5:45 pm Lecture
Free and open to the public. For information call (415) 422-6828.
This event is presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim and cosponsored by Asia Society Northern California, Japan Society of Northern California, USF Asian Studies Program, USF Biology Department, USF Environmental Sciences Department, USF Environmental Studies Program, and the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning.