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P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
phone 631 344-2345
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News Release

Number: 03-04
Released: January 16, 2003
Contact: Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Scientist-Author Carl Safina to Speak at Brookhaven Lab on “History and Destiny of World Fisheries,” February 20

UPTON, NY - Prize-winning author and scientist Carl Safina of Amagansett, Long Island, will give a free public lecture at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Thursday, February 20, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall. The title of his lecture is “History and Destiny of World Fisheries.” The author will also sign copies of his two recently published books after the lecture. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.

In his talk, Safina will discuss fish as wildlife and explore the role of overfishing, fishery discards, fish farming, and human-altered habitats in the world’s oceans, which are continuously changing. Safina will discuss the implications of these changes for both sea life and human communities. He will also discuss how people’s seafood choices can add momentum to a new movement of consumer-led efforts to improve fisheries and restore abundant marine life.

Carl Safina

Carl Safina has been close to the sea all of his life, growing up on Long Island and fishing since childhood. He started his scientific career studying at-sea feeding ecology of seabirds. Since 1990, he has worked to put ocean fish conservation issues into the wildlife conservation mainstream.

Safina is author of more than a hundred publications, including Song for the Blue Ocean (Henry Holt Co., 1998) and Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival (Henry Holt Co., 2002), books that the author will sign after his talk. He is also a coauthor of the Seafood Lover’s Almanac (Audubon, 2000). Safina received a Ph.D. in ecology from

Rutgers University in 1987, and he has been vice president for marine conservation at Audubon, a visiting fellow at Yale, and a member of The Explorers ClubŪ. He is president of Blue Ocean Institute, a new, nonprofit organization dedicated to ocean conservation. Safina is a recipient of the Pew Scholars Award in Conservation and the Environment (1991), the Lannan Literary Award (2000) and the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2000), popularly known as the Genius Prize.

For more information about the lecture, call 631 344-2345. Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.