Film and Lecture Program:

On September 18, 2017 The Bay Institute held a film and lecture program at the Exploratorium in San Francisco focused on the issue of Lost Fishing Gear. This page provides a summary of the issues, a video of the event, interviews with experts, and still photography from the event. The Bay Institute is proud to provide these materials for those interested in this topic.

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  • Friday, October 5, 2018
  • 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Bently Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Interviews with the Experts

Brian Baird
Former Coast and Ocean Program Director,
Sherry Lippiatt
NOAA Marine Debris Program, California Regional Coordinator
Holly Wyer
Marine Pollution Program Manager, California Ocean Protection Council
Dick Ogg
Commercial Fisherman/Member of Many Advisory Committees, Bodega Bay
Kristen Gilardi
Director of the California Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project, UC Davis
Tom Dempsey
Senior Fisheries Project Director, The Nature Conservancy

Presentation Video

Watch the full Lost Fishing Gear event, which includes:
  • Introductions
  • Presentations
  • Questions and answers with experts

California’s Lost Fishing Gear:
An Issue Analysis

This report provides an introduction to the current conditions of lost and abandoned fishing gear along California’s coast, and provides potential actions for discussion aimed at minimizing the effects of lost gear on humans, wildlife and the environment.:
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