Phill Dionne, Research Scientist with Washington Fish & Wildlife, will be discussing forage fish. Forage fish include herring, anchovies, smelt and sand lance – all fish that are important prey for marine predators. Phill and his team have been focusing on research and conservation of these species by assessing population trends and spawning habitat. -- Cocktails & Fishtales is a science-social series for ages 21 and over. Held once a month, each event features a speaker on an ecological topic at either Gig Harbor Taproom (3155 Harborview Drive) or Ocean5 (5268 Point Fosdick Drive NW). These programs are an opportunity to enjoy an evening out in Gig Harbor while engaging with like-minded eco-enthusiasts in a lively and social learning experience. Harbor WildWatch Steward Club members have free admission; guest tickets cost $5 each by donation at the door. Doors open at 5:30pm; presentation is from 6-7pm with time for a short Q&A after. Cocktails & Fishtales are educational events. As such, Harbor WildWatch does not endorse any speaker, service, or product represented at Cocktails & Fishtales.