Professor Michael Lee
Dr. Michael Lee, a professor in Cal State East Bay’s Department of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental studies, will be a featured speaker at Ocean Day in Sacramento on March 15.
Lee is part of a panel that will speak about aquaculture in California at a luncheon, sponsored by CSU COAST, Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology. The luncheon will be held at the Capitol Event Center from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, aquaculture — also known as fish or shellfish farming — refers to the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments, including ponds, rivers, lakes and the ocean.
“My particular part will be to present the status and opportunities for ocean aquaculture in the CSU, highlighting work being done at various campuses and current initiatives to set up a Center for Aquaculture for the CSU,” Lee said.
Lee has been at Cal State East Bay since 1996, teaching a range of classes on the sustainability of natural resources management, and he is also the director of the International Studies program. He has worked as a consultant for various resource agencies both in California and abroad over the last three decades, and is currently conducting research on aquaculture with the Moss Landing Marine Labs. The lab supports marine research and provides teaching facilities that serve a consortium of seven California State Universities in Northern California.