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ADF&G's Chinook Salmon Syposium in Anchorage Oct 22-23

Symposium to address abundance and productivity trends for Chinook salmon in Alaska, to take place in Anchorage, October 22-23.

In accordance with efforts outlined by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) Commissioner Cora Campbell to address declining Chinook salmon abundance, ADF&G will convene a two-day scientific symposium in Anchorage October 22 – 23 to discuss necessary research and stock assessment to better understand the observed trends.

The symposium will feature scientific presentations and panel discussions from a wide variety of experts from private, state, federal, and academic backgrounds. The goal is to discuss gaps in knowledge of Chinook salmon abundance and productivity, and seek input on a targeted list of research priorities to fill these gaps. A draft analysis of knowledge gaps and associated research recommendations has been constructed by ADF&G scientists and will be made available prior to the symposium so the presenters, panelists, and the public will have the chance to review and provide constructive input on the research recommendations.

“All Alaskans have a stake in the health of our Chinook salmon resources,” said ADF&G Commissioner Cora Campbell. “This Chinook Salmon Symposium will provide an opportunity for an exchange of information and ideas between top fishery scientists and stakeholders to further inform our comprehensive research plan. I greatly appreciate the commitment and efforts of all those engaged in this symposium and have a keen interest in the results.”

More details about the symposium and the Chinook Salmon Research Plan will be available in the following weeks, and will be posted at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=hottopics.chinooksalmon

Interested Alaskans are encouraged to attend in person or stream it online via the link provided.

WHAT:  CHINOOK SALMON SYMPOSIUM

WHEN:  MONDAY AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22-23, 2012

WHERE:  EGAN CONVENTION CENTER: 555 W. FIFTH AVE. ANCHORAGE, AK

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