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Seafood Watch Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Criteria Update

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch guide in use, helping seafood lovers make sustainable choices. © Monterey Bay Aquarium/Tyson V. Rininger

Jul 02, 2015

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Aquarium News
Seafood Watch

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch invites public comments on proposed revisions to its fisheries and aquaculture assessment standards. Details about the changes and how to participate in the consultation process are available on the Seafood Watch website. Feedback can be submitted through August 2.

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Stay and Play During “Evenings by the Bay”

The 2015 Cooking For Solutions Gala at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. © Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Jon O'Keefe 

Jun 30, 2015

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Aquarium News
Special Events

Dance your fins off this summer during Evenings by the Bay at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Visitors have an additional two hours until 8 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday from July 4 through Labor Day weekend to see the aquarium in a completely different light.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Announces Promotion of Cynthia Vernon to Chief Operating Officer

Cynthia Vernon, Chief Operation Officer. ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Tyson V. Rininger

Jun 29, 2015

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Aquarium News

Julie Packard, Founding Executive Director, is excited to announce a new leadership development at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. With the pending retirement of Jim Hekkers as Managing Director, Julie announced Friday the promotion of Cynthia Vernon to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

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Jim Hekkers Stepping Down as Aquarium Managing Director; Will Continue on Consulting Basis

Jim Hekkers, managing director at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Tyson V. Rininger 

Jun 25, 2015

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Aquarium News

Jim Hekkers has been with the aquarium as the non-profit’s managing director for 15 years. Hekkers has overseen a period of strong growth in the aquarium’s success as a visitor destination. He has also played a key role in the tremendous growth in the non-profit’s mission-related programs, from expanded education and low-income access programs to a rapidly expanding conservation and science division.

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