Dr. Sumaila to speak at "Oceans on the Hill" in Ottawa – November 27, 2012

WWF-Canada and The All Party Ocean Caucus co-chairs, Mr. Bruce Stanton, MP and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, and Mr. Fin Donnelly, MP, have welcomed Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Director of the UBC Fisheries Centre and Fisheries Economics Research Unit, to present at the upcoming “Oceans on the Hill” event.

Dr. Sumaila will speak about our rapidly changing oceans and how to mitigate the risks and maximize the economic opportunities that those changes bring. He will also explain the linkages between the ocean ecosystem and the economy, with a particular focus on climate change, ocean acidification and de-oxygenation. Canada is blessed with the longest coastline in the world and one of the largest ocean estates of any country in the world. We rely on our oceans for food, jobs, transportation, recreation and access to trade. Their health is important to the Canadian economy and identity.

The Value and Opportunities of Healthy Oceans

Tuesday, November 27 2012
Room 216-N, Centre Block
11:30am -1:00 pm
Presentation by Dr. Sumaila at 12:00pm