Steven Scyphers, a post-doctoral researcher at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, Mass. is researching how to better manage shorelines and coastal fisheries. He was a guest of #sciencechat on October 2, 2013.
Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby titled his lecture, “Sustainability: A 21st Century American Grand Strategy.”
Overfishing has resulted in the serial depletion of fish stocks around the world and caused significant collateral damage to non-target species because of high levels of bycatch. This not only threatens natural marine ecosystems, but also jeopardizes the millions of people who depend on fish for their economic livelihood and dietary protein requirements.
In 1967, the year Northeastern’s Marine Science Center was established, the world was a different place.