Published: Dec. 4, 2012

Leader in global fisheries sustainability to visit MSU

Ian Cowx, an internationally renowned champion of conserving global freshwater fish communities and fisheries, will deliver the 2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Red Cedar Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

As a fisheries ecologist, Cowx is known for his blend of research and teaching and for being a dynamic advocate for the scientific understanding and management of the world's freshwater fisheries.

A professor of applied fisheries science and director of Hull International Fisheries Institute at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, Cowx has trained more than 30 Ph.D. and 300 master's students from more than 80 countries. His current research focuses on fish capture techniques, stock assessment for management purposes, rehabilitation of inland fisheries and aquatic resource management planning.

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