This page gathers posters and presentations given by IPHC staff at external conferences. Items are ordered by event in reverse chronology.


American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 2016 (Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A – Aug. 21-25, 2016)


12th International Congress on the Biology of Fish (San Marcos, TX, U.S.A. - Jun. 12-16, 2016)


Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 (New Orleans, LA, U.S.A. - Feb. 21-26, 2016)


Committee of Age Reading Experts (Seattle, WA, U.S.A. - Apr. 15-17, 2015)


WA-BC Chapter of American Fisheries Society General Meeting 2015 (Richmond, B.C, Canada – Feb. 16-19, 2015)


The 9th International Flatfish Symposium (Cle Elum, WA, U.S.A. - Nov. 9-14, 2014)


2014 National Forum on Contaminants in Fish (Alexandria, VA, U.S.A. - Sept. 22-24, 2014)


ECSA 54: Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools (Sesimbra, Portugal - May 12-26, 2014)


Fishery Dependent Information Symposium (Rome, Italy - March 3-6, 2014)


2nd International Conference on Fish Telemetry (ICFT) (Grahamstown, South Africa - July 14-19, 2013)


Pacific Halibut and the Ocean Ecosystem is a unit of curriculum focused on the Pacific halibut fishery. Developed by former port sampler, and current educator, Renee O'Neill, this unit is designed for grades 5-8, but can be adapted for high school. Each of the four lessons builds on the last and students are able to take on the various roles and perspectives of ocean organisms, fishers, biologists, and managers. Students make tough decisions about the ocean ecosystem and recognize the difficulties that managers face in maintaining a balanced ecosystem.
The concepts embedded in learning about sustainable fisheries are transferable to many aspects of the ocean ecosystem and by focusing on just one species, the Pacific halibut, many key ideas are learned. In addition to meeting many core understandings in science, this unit integrates math, economics, technology, geography, and civics into the lessons.
This unit has been aligned to the relevant National and Ocean Literacy Standards. The Ocean Literacy Standards were developed by scientists and science educators as a tool to increase ocean education in the classroom in order to create ocean literate students. A lack of ocean literacy was identified by over 100 ocean experts who worked to create the ocean literacy principals, definition, and concepts and align these principals to the National Science Standards as part of addressing this issue. The definition of ocean literacy is the ability to understand the ocean's influence on you and your influence on the ocean.
To learn more about the Ocean Literacy Standards, see:
  • Complete package (zip file, 24 M) includes:
    • Lesson plan (pdf)
    • Four PowerPoint slideshows
    • Slideshow notes (pdf)
For more information, please contact Lauri Sadorus at (206) 634-1838.

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Flat or Fiction - A publication for younger people by Lauri Sadorus and Birgit Soderlund (pdf, 3.1 M)