Science on Tap: Counting Fish Is Not Easy 3/1

Presented by: Dr. Patricia Burke
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Doors Open at 6:00 pm Talk at 7:00 pm
Fort George Brewery in the Lovell Building
Free to public

Have you ever wondered how to tell the sex or age of a fish? Join us for this month’s Science on
Tap, where we’ll take a look at how scientists use a variety of instruments such as multibeam sonars
to gather data.

The Columbia River Maritime Museum’s next free Science on Tap program, Counting Fish is Not
Easy, at Fort George Brewery and Public House will address this topic. Dr. Patricia Burke will give
the audience an opportunity to understand how surveys and research is conducted at sea on large
and smaller vessels and how this information is used in creating our fishing regulations.

Dr. Patricia Burke joined NOAA Fisheries in 2008 as the program manager for FRAM’s Groundfish
Monitoring Program. This program includes coastwide trawl and acoustics surveys, hook and line
surveys, and the habitat and conservation engineering program as well as the Observer Program.
Dr. Burke received her Ph.D. and M.S. in marine fishery genetics at the University of New Hampshire. Science on Tap in partnership with Fort George Brewery and NOAA, is a Columbia River Maritime Museum program introducing maritime science, history, and technology in an informal setting.
This program is free and open to the public; minors allowed with adult. Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentation begins at 7:00 pm at Fort George Brewery – Lovell Building. Seasonal beers on tap,
food, and other beverages are available for purchase.

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