Thursday, May 23, 2024

Victoria panelists to discuss the future of BC marine environments this month


Are you interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of the impact we have had so far on our province’s marine environments, and what the future holds for our coasts?

You may want to attend a panel discussion and photo/video gallery focused on marine conservation hosted by The Sealives Initiative, an NGO dedicated to showcasing issues related to marine health and welfare on the coast.

According to Jason Murphy, a member of the Sealives Initiative, the organization is hosting this event to highlight prominent issues pertaining to British Columbia’s coastal environments, and foster open dialogue between people most involved with or affected by marine conservation and a wider, more urban audience.

Three panelists will be featured:

  • Michelle Hall, a scientist dedicated to leading action with cleanups on remote beaches,
  • April White, a Haida artist and scientist currently studying herring conservation in Haida Gwaii and
  • Rebekah Pesicka, a fisherman and artist.

Jason Murphy will be moderating the discussions, and expects to lead the conversation with questions about personal experiences from the panelists.

He then hopes to use  these experiences to find broader solutions for current issues pertaining to marine preservation.

The event will start off with a brief networking session, followed by the much awaiting panel discussion, and end with Q&As and drinks. If you’re interested in learning more about how our marine conservation process could be improved, this is the event for you!

For more information about The Sealives Initiative and their goals, visit their website/blog right here.

  • When: Thursday, January 24th, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard St
  • Admission: Click here to purchase tickets (by donation).

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