On May 23, 2013 the College of Science at Northeastern University hosted the Sustaining Coastal Cities conference. It was a day-long conference on the critical role and fragile state of marine ecosystems.

This is an audio recording of a panel discussion moderated by NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris with Steven Gaines, dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California Santa Barbara; former director of the UCSB Marine Science Institute; Larry Crowder, science director at the Center for Ocean Solutions; professor of biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University; Environmental Defense Fund Senior Scientist Jake Kritzer; University of Maine School of Marine Sciences Professor Bob Steneck; and Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Jon Grabowski.

Fisheries Panel Discussion at Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference