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Wakefield Symposium Looks at Global Fisheries Bycatch Issues

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant program will hold it’s 29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium in Anchorage, May 13-16. This year’s topic is "Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions."

Fishery and social scientists, managers, fishermen, and other stakeholders from around the world will focus for four days on creative approaches to solving fishery bycatch issues.

Presentations will cover advancements toward full accounting of fishing mortality in harvest control rules, industry-derived solutions, new technologies, incentive programs, new regulatory solutions, and studies on social and economic implications of bycatch.

For more information and registration, go to seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2014/wakefield-bycatch.

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