The Bevan Series is a popular annual event held one quarter each year, usually in the format of 10 weekly seminars, and on occasion as a two-day symposium. The series features internationally recognized experts seeking to examine current issues affecting fisheries and marine conservation, representing as many viewpoints as possible, focusing on solutions to pressing problems. All lectures are free and open to the public.

The Bevan Series is generously funded by the Donald E. Bevan Endowed Fund in Fisheries, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, and Washington Sea Grant. The Bevan Series was founded by Tanya Bevan as a tribute to her late husband, Don Bevan. Don’s academic career spanned almost 50 years at the University of Washington, during which time he was director of the School of Fisheries and dean of the College of Fisheries. His work focused on the key intersection between science, economics, and politics, and he was deeply involved in the enactment and reauthorization of the Magnuson Act, which governs America’s marine fisheries. Don worked tirelessly to ensure that fisheries managers, industry, and scientists spoke with a unified voice in changing federal regulations, and he also helped found what is now the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

The Bevan Series seeks to continue Don Bevan’s legacy.

The 2020 Bevan Series will be held at the University of Washington in the Fishery Sciences Auditorium (FSH 102) every Thursday afternoon at 4:30 during the Winter academic quarter. The address is 1122 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98105 (map). Visit our events page and click the subscribe button to stay up to date and have each seminar added to your calendar.

2020 Bevan Series

 9 Jan      Jaime A. Pinkham

Executive Director, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Tribal self-determination and the rebuilding of the Columbia Basin fishery


16 Jan      Abigail Lynch

Research Fish Biologist, US Geological Survey, National Climate Adaptation Science Center

Overcoming little brother syndrome: Alternative approaches to assessing inland fisheries with global change


23 Jan      Mostafa A R Hossain

Professor, Department of Fisheries Biology & Genetics, Bangladesh Agricultural University

The criticality of aquatic biodiversity in the Bengal Delta—Importance, status & way forward


30 Jan      Carolina R. C. Doria

Associate Professor, Federal University of Rondônia, Brazil

Fish and fisheries in the Madeira River, Brazilian Amazon: Status and conservation challenges


 6 Feb      Gordon Holtgrieve

Associate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

Food-energy-water challenges and opportunities in the Mekong River


 13 Feb      Michael Jones

Peter A Larkin Professor Emeritus and Co-Director, Quantitative Fisheries Center, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

Management of fisheries in large freshwater ecosystems: Lessons for multi-jurisdictional coastal marine fisheries


20 Feb      Karen Kidd

Professor and Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health, Department of Biology and School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Pharmaceuticals in the environment: What happens when fish are put on ‘the pill’?


27 Feb    Caroline Brown

Northern Regional Program Manager, Division of Subsistence, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Vulnerabilities and resilience in Yukon River salmon-dependent communities: The role of sharing networks


 5 Mar      Robert Arlinghaus

Professor for Integrative Fisheries Management, Faculty of Life Sciences, Humbodt-Universität zu Berlin and Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Improving fish stocking through transdisciplinary, stakeholder-inclusive adaptive management


 12 Mar      POSTPONED: Emmanuel Frimpong

Professor of Fisheries Sciences, Department ofFish and Wildlife Conservation, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The global extent and conservation implications of freshwater fish–fish symbioses


To find out more about the 2019 Bevan Symposium speakers and their presentation’s focus, please visit the Bevan Speakers page which will be updated frequently throughout the series.


Click to view past seminars.


Bevan Series Undergraduate Blog

Launched two years ago, the Bevan Series blog is an educational platform for undergraduate students to write and share informative posts about topics related to sustainable fisheries—from their perspective and in their voices. Feel free to comment, share, subscribe, and follow along as the posts get updated weekly throughout the quarter!

For more info, contact: Andre Punt at or 206-221-6319.

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