Symposium: Biology, Management, Economics of High Latitude Carbs

Susan B. Gibson fnsbg at
Tue Mar 21 17:58:48 EST 1995

Alaska Sea Grant College Program is pleased to announce the upcomming

Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium


October 11-13, 1995
Anchorage, Alaksa, USA

Crab resources remain of high economic importance to Alaska as well as
to other states and nations with exploitable crab populations. Over the
past 20 years crab abundance and harvests have fluctuated widely,
causing economic uncertainty for the industry. These fluctuations also
make it difficult to predict future harvest levels. Stabilization of
harvests or improvements in the ability to predict future abundance of
the resource would alleviate some uncertainty. However, not enough is
known about basic crab biology, especially the processes that regulate
recruitment to the fishery, to accomplish this. This symposium will
bring together the current knowledge on biology, management, and
economics of crabs from high latitude habitats. By building on the crab
data already assembled through this symposium series, sponsors hope to
better conserve the resource; strengthen the industry; and provide
accessible, healthful protein to the consumer.

More than 50 research papers have been accepted for presentation from
Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and North America. This is the
thirteenth in the Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposia series, initiated
by the Alaska Sea Grant College Program in 1982. Previous symposia on
crab focused on Tanner crab (1982), Dungeness crab (1984), king crab
(1985), and king and Tanner crab (1989).

These symposia provide an opportunity for researchers and resource
managers from around the world to meet colleagues they previously knew
only through the literature and correspondence, to renew old
friendships, and make new ones. The sessions will be scheduled to
provide as much time for informal socializing as possible. A reception
for all symposium attendees is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday,
October 11, at the Regal Alaskan Hotel.


The three-day program will begin with registration at 8:00 AM on
Wednesday, October 11, and will conclude with the general discussion
during the afternoon of Friday, October 13. A light continental
breakfast will be available each day just prior to the morning session.

The official language of the symposium is English. Participants who need
interpretation or translation services should provide their own.


A proceedings containing all the presented papers and discussion summary
will be published by Alaska Sea Grant shortly after the symposium. Each
registrant will receive one copy; additional copies will be available
for purchase.


The symposium will be held in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city and home
to half the state's population. In mid-October the average temperature
is 41 degrees F with approximately 11 hours 30 minutes of daylight. The
city is at 61 degrees N latitude on Cook Inlet, so come prepared
accordingly--it could snow.


To register for the symposium contact the symposium coordinator by mail,
fax, or e-mail for additional information.

There is a modest registration fee that covers break refreshments; the
reception on Wednesday, October 11; symposium materials; and a copy of
the symposium proceedings. The registration fee is less if paid in
advance. You are urged to register and send in your fees in advance so
that adequate materials are available. If it becomes necessary to
cancel your registration, fees will be refunded at 75% if notice is
received by September 29, 1995.

For a copy of the resgistration brochure including fees, and for further
information, contact:

	Brenda Baxter
	Symposium Coordinator
	Alaska Sea Grant College Program
	P.O. Box 755040
	Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040 USA
	phone: 		907/474-6701
	fax: 		907/474-6285
	e-mail: fnbrm1 at

Alaska Sea Grant College Program
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
National Marine Fisheries Service
North Pacific Fishery Management Council 


Brenda Baxter
	Alaska Sea Grant College Program
	University of Alaska Fairbanks
William Donaldson
	Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Robert Otto
	National Marine Fisheries Service
A.J. Paul 
	Institute of Marine Science
	University of Alaska Fairbanks
David Witherell
	North Pacific Fishery Management Council

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