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Invitation to Alex Morton's talk

You are cordially invited to attend the Fifth Annual Ransom A. Myers Lecture on Science and Society on Friday October 19th, 2012, at 7 pm in the Potter Auditorium of Dalhousie University’s Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue.

The lecture titled "Farmed Salmon vs. Wild: the role of government, scientists and citizens" will be given by renowned marine biologist, Dr. Alexandra Morton.  

A reception will follow. Admission is free.

Salmon farming is expanding rapidly in Canada and elsewhere, and has replaced fisheries for wild salmon in some regions. Environmental concerns around this industry include pollution, exotic disease introduction, and the amplification and transfer of other pathogens to wild salmon. Renowned marine biologist and environmental advocate Alexandra Morton will discuss the sometimes conflicting roles of government, scientists, citizens and industry in the struggle to regulate environmental impacts, and to maintain healthy and productive salmon populations in Canada.  

Dr. Alexandra Morton is the founder and director of the Raincoast Research Society, a charitable non-profit society dedicated to science (see: in Simoom Sound, British Columbia.  

The annual Ransom A. Myers Lecture on Science and Society has been organized by his family, colleagues and former students and is supported by the President’s Office at Dalhousie University.

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