At Capitol Hill Ocean Week, held June 10-12, marine scientists and others interested in the state of the world’s oceans gathered in Washington, D.C.

Dr. James LindholmAmong them was CSU Monterey Bay Professor James Lindholm, who was there on behalf of the CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST).

He and several colleagues visited offices of elected officials and federal agencies to discuss contributions that the CSU has made to marine science.

For more than a decade, Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) has brought together leaders in marine conservation, policy, science and industry to tackle critical ocean issues. Hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, CHOW provides an annual forum for discussions about the current state – and future – of our oceans and coasts.

While in Washington, Dr. Lindholm participated in a panel discussion on “Blue News: Casting a Wider Net.” He and several panelists, including National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, discussed science communication and the need to engage a wider audience while ensuring the information is accurate and objective.

Dr. Lindholm is the James W. Rote Distinguished Professor of Marine Science and Policy and director of the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology. His research interests include ecology of marine fishes, habitat response to fishing, and design and efficacy of marine protected areas.

Read the KAZU story on Dr. Lindholm's work in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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