NANFA-- Speaking announcement for John Volpe (Atlantic Salmon)

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 09:55:28 -0700

>DR. JOHN VOLPE, Assistant Professor of Fisheries and Invasion Biology,
>University of Alberta, will present his research on interactions between
>Atlantic and Pacific salmon, to audiences in Washington State during the
>week of Oct. 14-17, 2002.
>Tuesday: Brown bag lecture at noon at the Jefferson County Public Library,
>Oct. 15. To pre-register contact Kathy Pool in Port Townsend at
> or call 360-385-4442
>SPEAKER: Dr. John Volpe, University of Alberta
>TOPIC: Atlantic Salmon colonization of British Columbia and Washington
>State streams.
>DATE: Tuesday, October 15th
>TIME: Noon
>PLACE: Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock
>Wild Olympic Salmon is sponsoring the above presentation at the Jefferson
>County Library in Port Hadlock at noon on Tuesday October 15th. We invite
>everyone to listen to Dr. Volpe's research findings on Atlantic Salmon
>Colonization. See more about Dr. Volpe's work at
>Dr. Volpe is an Assistant Professor of Invasion and Fisheries Biology at
>the University of Alberta and his research explored the invasion ecology of
>aquaculture escaped Atlantic salmon. Currently, his research interests
>include the influence of the aquaculture industry on the biology of coastal
>BC including Atlantic salmon escapees, farm effluents and sea lice. Volpe
>will share startling results from the six years he studied feral Atlantic
>salmon on Vancouver Island, also providing an explanation for the failure
>of historical Atlantic salmon introductions to British Columbia and
>demonstrate how conditions now favor Atlantic salmon colonization. Dr.
>Volpe will conclude by reviewing the current state of knowledge regarding
>the array of issues facing the aquaculture industry which viewed together,
>have led some to propose that salmon farms represent time bombs set amidst
>B.C. and Washington State coastal communities.
>Barbara Nightingale
>Marine Resource Specialist
>701 58th Street
>Port Townsend, WA 98368
>Sharing his research of six years spent studying feral Atlantic salmon on
>Vancouver Island, Dr. Volpe provides an explanation for the failure of
>previous introductions and demonstrates how conditions are now more
>Dr. John Volpe received his education at the Universities of Guelph and
>Victoria and is presently Associate Professor of Fisheries Ecology at the
>University of Alberta in Edmonton. His 2001 paper, published by the David
>Suzuki Foundation, is entitled Super unNatural - Atlantic Salmon in BC
>Waters and is available on the web at
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