Sea Grant Symposium on the Alexandrium Red Tide of 2005


MIT Sea Grant College Program is hosting a one-day Symposium on the 2005 Alexandrium red tide bloom. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together the scientific, regulatory, and fishing communities to share lessons learned from the 2005 bloom as we prepare for the 2006 shellfishing season. Since the 2005 bloom was so widespread, presenters are invited from New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The symposium is scheduled for April 18, 2006, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at MIT's Bartos Auditorium (building E15). This meeting is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. For background information on the 2005 Alexandrium bloom, please read:

Steering Committee

Judith Pederson, chair
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Don Anderson
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Robert Buchsbaum
Massachusetts Audubon Society

Michael Hickey
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

Kevin Chu
NOAA Fisheries

Judy Kleindinst
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Scott Libby

Mike Mickelson
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Jan Smith
Massachusetts Bays Program

Cathy Vakalopoulos
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

David Whittaker
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries