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CALENDAR ITEM: Coastal perspectives lecture April 8 (Released: 3/31/97)

by Renu Sehgal, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- The controversial fluke quota regulations in Connecticut will be the focus of a lecture by Ernie Beckwith, director of the state Department of Environmental Protection, as part of the University of Connecticut's lecture series, "Coastal Perspectives."

Beckwith will discuss "Summer Flounder -- a Case History in Fishery Management," explaining the events that led to the regulations. The lecture will be held from 7:30 - 9 p.m. April 8 in the Branford House at UConn's Avery Point campus in Groton.

The series of free public lectures is designed to help Connecticut residents understand the complexities of coastal issues. They are co-sponsored by the coastal studies program at Avery Point and Connecticut Sea Grant. The new coastal studies degree program at the Avery Point campus is being developed in connection with a new $56 million marine sciences center being constructed this year through UConn 2000.

Visit the coastal studies Web site.