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Meet the Team Solving the Ghost Gear Problem to Protect Marine Life - AoP

  • Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802 (map)

Panel Discussion

Lost or discarded fishing gear that is no longer under a fisher’s control is called ghost gear. Ghost gear causes several problems in the marine environment: It entangles and kills sea life and can damage habitat. In California, scientists, fishermen, regulators, and innovators are teaming up to implement an innovative recovery and recycling program to reduce the loss of fishing gear and collect ghost gear to reduce impacts on marine life and ocean ecosystems. The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program will lead a discussion with a panel of experts who are part of this collaborative effort.

Featured Panelists:

  • Dick Ogg, fisherman, Bodega Bay, California

  • Kirsten Gilardi, scientist, Co-Director Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis

  • Kurt Lieber, president, Ocean Defenders Alliance

  • David Stover, CEO and Co-Founder, Bureo Inc.

  • Moderated by Kimberly Thompson, Director of Seafood for the Future, Aquarium of the Pacific

$5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.

You can purchase tickets online for this lecture.You will need to select the option from the menu, correct time, and date on the following pages. Seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students attending for free can also reserve seats online.