Redefining the Classroom

Public forum to explore issues of seafood sustainability

Posted: April 13th, 2014

STILL SUSTAINABLE? – Students in Lake Superior State University's BIOL 304 Human Environment class are hosting a public discussion about sustainable seafood at 7 p.m., April 16, in room 204 of Crawford Hall. Besides being found in grocery stores and restaurants, seafood is in pet foods, dietary supplements, and commercial fishmeal used in aquaculture. As the world's population grows, and the demand for seafood increases, we should be asking ourselves if the present rate of seafood consumption sustainable. This particular BIOL 304 student group – Tyler Jackson (l), Kyle Hafeman, and Alexis Schefka - will discuss their sustainability findings and then host a screening of The End of the Line, a film nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Their classmates have drawn up LSSU sustainability proposals, such as launching a student exchange/garage sale; introducing reusable ceramic flatware to the Cisler Center's Galley grill; increasing campus recycling through the strategic placement of multi-compartment receptacles; and funding sustainability initiatives through spare-change donation cans at campus store locations. Click here to read more about sustainability at Lake State. Hafeman is a fisheries wildlife management major from Daggett, Mich. Schefka, from Shelby Township, Mich., is a conservation biology major minoring in marine and freshwater sciences. Jackson, from Clyde, Mich., graduates in May with a major in fisheries wildlife management and a minor in marine and freshwater sciences. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.