Friday, May 04, 2012 12:00PM to
Friday, May 04, 2012 1:00PM
Downtown library announces "Fish on Fridays" series Buffalo's fortunate geo-graphic position on the Niagara River and between two Great Lakes means plentiful opportunities to enjoy our waterways in many ways including fishing.
Protecting WNY's water environment; taking advantage of fishing as sport, recreation and economic generator; and fishing for subsistence will be discussed in four free lunchtime programs supporting the themes presented in "Some Things Fishy in Rare Books". Held at the downtown Library on selected Fridays in April and May.
Friday, May 4
More Than a Fish Fry: Eating Fish from our Local Waterways
Katy Brown, Public Health & Environmental Justice Project Manager,
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
People across the region, including Buffalo's growing immigrant communities, supplement their dinner tables out of necessity with locally caught fish. But contaminants in the water have been linked to major health problems. Riverkeeper has been focusing on a host of complex related issues including poverty, immigration, cultural food practices, language, and environmental justice.
Friday, May 11
Fisheries Management and Fishing in Western New York
Mike Todd, Fisheries Biologist/Fishing Promotion, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation-Region 9
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plays an important role in the management and conservation of New York State's fishing habitats, and in educating the public about them. And what are the best opportunities locally for fishing? Come find out.