June 13, 2022
Current Topics Track
Presented by the Animal Law Section
About the Program
Climate change is a global problem with various impacts on the environment for both humans and animals. But it is also a local problem, particularly when it comes to loss of commercial and recreational fisheries due to the changing climate. Rising ocean temperatures, acidification, among other impacts, are rapidly altering marine ecosystems and fish habitats both in the ocean and on the rivers and streams where fish are spawn, live, are caught, and are relied upon for food and the livelihoods of many New Englanders. Along with the impact of global climate change, fish stocks in Long Island Sound and elsewhere in New England are rapidly dwindling as species are overfished; their habitat grows increasingly unstable, if not already destroyed, by climate change and other man-made factors; and as a result, livelihoods of commercial fishers are increasingly threatened. This program will discuss the impact of global climate change on fisheries and oceanic and wetland wildlife in Connecticut and in New England, taking both a local and global perspective on what is both a global and local issue. The program will discuss state, federal, and international law provisions—to the extent they exist or are effective—aimed at mitigating climate change as it relates to fisheries and oceanic wildlife. The program will discuss how fisheries issues are dealt with in Connecticut and will discuss regional cooperation to fight destruction of fisheries. Finally, the program will discuss how attorneys can be a part of the solution to the destruction of fisheries and to global climate change in general.
You will Learn
• About state, federal, and local climate policy
• About fisheries management in Connecticut and in the Northeast, and how that management has been affected by a changing climate
CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits.
Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.
Financial hardship information is available upon request.