Why we need an International Year of the Salmon

Why we need an International Year of the Salmon

June 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Ucluelet Aquarium

Why we need an International Year of the Salmon
Join us on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm for a talk about Why we need an International Year of the Salmon with renowned fisheries biologist Dr. Richard J. Beamish.

Admission is $14/Adult, $10/Students & Seniors, $7/Child and includes your day's admission. 

Admission is free for season's pass holder's. 



Dr. Beamish C.M., O.B.C, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.S.C. is an Emeritus Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, B.C. Dick Beamish started his career as a fisheries biologist in the 1960s. He finished his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 1970 and went directly to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for a Post Doctoral Fellowship with Dick Backus. He then worked at the Freshwater Institute in Winnipeg from 1971 to 1974, ending up at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, British Columbia in March 1974. He was the Head of the Groundfish Section from 1977-1979 and Director from 1980-1993. 

Dr. Beamish has been honoured with a number of awards including the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and became the first foreign scientist to be made an honorary member of the fisheries centre, TINRO in Vladivostok, Russia.

His research interests have included the discovery of acid rain in North America, new methods of ageing fish that included the discovery that many species of fish were much older than previously thought. He discovered a new lamprey species and wrote about the evolutionary relationships among lamprey.




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