According to FISHBIO’s website, freshwater fish including salmon and steelhead are among the most imperiled animals on the planet and climate change is a threat to them and their habitat as well.
Andrea Fuller, a principal of FISHBIO located in Oakdale, will speak to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch about the state of salmon and steelhead in the Central Valley at their Thursday, April 11 meeting to be held at the Oakdale FiSHBIO office, 1617 S. Yosemite Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.
Prospective members and interested individuals are invited to attend. Call (209) 847-0271 for information.
Fuller has spent her 21 years as a fish biologist monitoring fish, specifically salmon and steelhead, locally and worldwide. As a biologist, a local resident and a concerned citizen she will talk about the many challenges freshwater fish face including climate change and she will offer insight into how fish and water coexist. All the stakeholders – irrigation districts, fishery agencies and private consultants “want to see salmon and steelhead populations doing well and better than they are now,” said Fuller. Furthermore she says that because she lives here she wants to see her kids enjoy the same resources she has been able to enjoy.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Since 1881, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic and political. Graduates holding an associates or higher degree from an institution of the AAUW list of qualified institutions and persons holding an honorary degree are eligible for membership in AAUW.
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