Join scientists, regulators and those who depend on the sea for their livelihood as they discuss how climate change is imperiling North Carolina’s commercial and recreational fishing industries.
Carolina Public Press is hosting the event, “Changing Tides: What’s destabilizing NC’s coastal ecology,” at noon Sept. 22. Register online to attend. Seats are limited.
The panel will explore climate change that is contributing to rising seas and more frequent and severe storms and affecting fisheries upon which the commercial and recreational fishing industries depend, according to the independent nonprofit news organization, a partner of Coastal Review.
The panel discussion is a companion event to the five-part series “Changing Tides,” supported in part through the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines initiative. Carolina Public Press launched the series Monday, exploring how erratic weather patterns are affecting the state’s fishing industries and coastal communities.
In the series, environmental reporter Jack Igelman examines the perils facing the state’s recreational and commercial fishing industries as well as the communities that historically have depended upon the sea for sustenance. Igelman has a master’s in natural resource economics from Montana State University, and he has an interest in conservation and environmental stories.
Igelman will be joined on the panel by Leda Cunningham, who leads The Pew Charitable Trust’s work in Atlantic waters to protect and restore ocean resources and coastal habitats; Sara Mirabiliois, a fisheries extension specialist at North Carolina Sea Grant; Malin Pinsky, associate professor in Rutgers University’s ecology, evolution and natural resources department; and Queen Quet, Marquetta L. Goodwine, chieftess and head-of-state for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, preservationist and environmental justice advocate.