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December 5 memebership Meeting Shelly Dearhart presents Sustainable Seafood

Thursday December 5, 7:00pm

Shelly Dearhart SCAquarium presents Sustainable Seafood : Fish for the future

Sustainable Seafood: Fish for the future, offers an overview of some complex issues our oceans are currently facing, overfishing and sustainable practices. The discussion will focus on the fishing industry, management put into place working towards more sustainable practices, and the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Learn about what fish are good choices and what questions you should be asking to do your part! Working together, we can make the right choices to create and maintain a balance between our needs as consumers and the health and long term viability of individual marine species.

Shelley Dearhart, Sustainable Seafood Initiative Coordinator, South Carolina Aquarium, is a Charleston area native, and has been part of the South Carolina Aquarium’s education team for over 7 years. After graduating from Clemson University in 2003, she began pursuing her love of all things ocean. Shelley researched whales in New England, studied bottlenose dolphin behavior in the gulf and found a love of conservation and education while working at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. She has also worked for Potter Park Zoo in East Lansing, Michigan to help create and lead a unique high school course teaching students about running a zoo or aquarium.

Shelley is currently working to complete her Master’s thesis in the Environmental Studies Program at the College of Charleston and expects to graduate in the spring of 2014. Shelley moved into the role of the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Coordinator this past summer and is enjoying this new challenge trying to make a difference in ocean conservation.

SC Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Initiative

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