Vol. XVIII, No. 4
The goal of the symposium is to gather world experts on how to incorporate ecosystem knowledge into fishery management, and how to advance fishery management beyond the single species model. The Lowell Wakefield program is organized into sessions on Physical and Environmental Effects, Species Interactions, Concepts and Tools for Management, Anthropogenic Influences, Habitat and Spatial Considerations, and Whole Ecosystem Approaches. For Wakefield information, visit our Sea Grant conferences web page.
Presentations for the AFS program are on Lake Fertilization, Influence of Spawning Anadromous Fishes on Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecosystems, Sockeye Salmon Ecology and Management, Recent Developments in Modeling Salmon Populations, Riparian Ecology and Management, Rainbow Trout in Alaska, Ecosystem Management on Commercial Forest Land, Marine Fisheries Assessment and Management in the North Pacific, Pink Salmon and Oil, Adaptive Management for Fish Recovery and Enhancement, Mass Marking in Fisheries Management Research, and Effects of Urban Development on Fish and Their Habitat. For AFS information, visit the AFS Alaska Chapter web site at http://www.fisheries.org/afs-ak/.
The University of Alaska Sea Grant College Program has been sponsoring and coordinating the Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium series since 1982. The meetings are a forum for information exchange in biology, management, economics, and processing of fish species and complexes as well as an opportunity for scientists from high latitude countries to discuss their work. To register for the joint meeting go to our conferences page, or contact Brenda Baxter, phone 474-6701.
Spilhaus was a geophysicist, meteorologist, and inventor who became the U.S. ambassador to UNESCO in 1954. He spent most of his career at the University of Minnesota, where he was a meteorology professor and dean of the university's technology institute. Spilhaus developed the bathythermograph to measure temperatures in the deep ocean.
Many know Spilhaus through his newspaper connection. He was chair of the scientific advisory committee of the American Newspaper Publishers Association, and wrote the "Our New Age" Sunday feature for youths, which appeared from 1957 to 1973. Spilhaus was known to many as an undaunted, resolute leader, a pioneer, and a patron of the oceans.
As many as 24 whales can be seen in one hour as the whales pass by Kodiak Island on their spring migration. Viewers are encouraged to report their sightings to a whale hotline hosted by the visitor bureau and reported on the radio. Susan Payne, who is directing Whale Fest, hosts a web site for the event at http://www.koc.alaska.edu/sprojects194l/whalefest/wf2.htm.
Arctic Science Journeys is written and produced by Doug Schneider at Alaska Sea Grant. KUAC-FM's Robert Hannon and Debra Damron of UAF University Relations are hosts. The series highlights science, culture, and the environment of the Arctic, and is heard throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, and internationally on the Voice of America. Story text is available at the Alaska Sea Grant web site.
Alaska Fisherman's Direct Marketing Manual, edited by MAP agent Terry Johnson, was also selected as a 1997 notable government publication. Brian Paust and Craig Wiese contributed to the book as well. It is available from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, (800) 478-2771.
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