Salish Sea Science Roundtable

10.3.2023 Climate-Ready Fisheries & Modeling

Learn about real-time modeling tools informing climate-ready fisheries on Tuesday, October 3 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm PT. Heather Welch (affiliate researcher at NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center and project scientist at UC Santa Cruz) will share new research and discuss how modeling can potentially allow fisheries management and regulations to proactively and dynamically adapt to climate impacts. In the new paper, researchers predicted the change in habitat and by extension jurisdiction for 14 species of ecological, cultural, and commercial importance during recent heatwaves. Marine species have and will continue to move in response to climate change, irrespective of jurisdictional borders. This sort of real-time modeling can help fishers find valuable species while also avoiding endangered species like sea turtles.

In the meantime, check out NOAA’s overview or go deep by reading the paper.

While the event is free, registration is required to help prevent Zoom bombing. Once you register, you’ll receive a calendar invite with your unique Zoom link.

Feed your Curiosity

While there are often opportunities to go deep in our respective fields, breakthroughs can come from unexpected connections and interdisciplinary discussions. The Salish Sea Science Roundtable is a virtual monthly seminar inspired by just that. Each month we’ll connect to share emerging science that’s shaping Salish Sea recovery and sustainable development, reconnect with colleagues in different fields, and enjoy thought-provoking discussions. We hope you’ll join us virtually the first Tuesday of each month from 12:30-1:30 pm PT and once a quarter in person for a happy hour.

Do you have a topic you want to learn more about or are you interested in sharing some of your organization’s new science? Email Marielle (

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