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Sanctuary Speaker Series: Climate Change & The Fish We Eat

Save Our Shores Sanctuary Speaker Series: Fisheries & Climate Change, photo credit Bob Dooley


Save Our Shores Sanctuary Speaker Series features NOAA Fisheries Scientists Dr. John Field and Dr. Nate Mantua

Join us Friday evening at Alta Organic Coffee & Tea on Westside Santa Cruz for an overview of fisheries and how climate change + “the blob” has been impacting the fish we eat in the Pacific Ocean.

Santa Cruz local scientists, John & Nate, will speak about how the ocean heat wave in 2014-15 may serve as a useful preview of our future ocean and its marine life. They will provide a brief history of the development and role of fisheries science, including the development of commercial fisheries in the California Current, the evolution of fisheries models and how such models are used in management in both a single species and ecosystem context.

This is a free event with 🍺 ☕️🍴!!  Remember to BYO cup and plate for complimentary food and beverages from Alta Organic CoffeeDiscretion Brewery & Pizza My Heart!

This is a zero waste event. Bring your own cup! Don’t have one? No worries, ReCruz will be there just in case.



  • 5:30-6:15pm: Doors open + mingle (free food, drink & music)
  • 6:15-6:30pm: Welcome & intro
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Scientists John Field and Nate Mantua presentation on fisheries & climate change
  • 7:30-8:00pm: Audience Q&A


NOAA Fisheries Scientist John Field to discuss climate change and the fish we eat at Save Our Shores Sanctuary Speaker SeriesDr. John Field, NOAA Fisheries Ecology Division, Supervisory Research Fish Biologist

John started working at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2003 as a postdoctoral scholar and was hired as a Research Fishery Biologist in 2004. He is current the team lead for the Groundfish Analysis Team, which is responsible for the developing stock assessment models and providing management advice for West Coast groundfish fisheries, conducting the Rockfish Recruitment and Ecosystem Assessment survey, and conducting other groundfish and ecosystem research in the California Current.

John is a Santa Cruz local. He went to Westlake elementary, Mission Hill, Santa Cruz High, Cabrillo and UCSC before moving up to Seattle for Graduate School.

NOAA Fisheries Scientist Nate Mantua to discuss climate change and the fish we eat at Save Our Shores Sanctuary Speaker SeriesDr. Nate Mantua, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center Landscape Ecology Team Leader

Nate and his team are focused on California’s salmon and steelhead habitat. Nate was at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1995-2012, where he co-directed the Climate Impacts Group and was an associate professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. He grew up in Bodega Bay, CA, and earned his undergraduate degree at UC Davis and PhD at the University of Washington (both degrees in Atmospheric Sciences).   His passion for the ocean and Pacific salmon and steelhead has always guided his research, service, and recreation activities.


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