Biology and Management of Exploited Crab Populations under Climate Change

25th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

Hotel Captain Cook
Anchorage, Alaska
March 10–13, 2009

Contact: Alaska Sea Grant,

This symposium brought together international crab fishery scientists and managers to share insights into the mechanisms behind synergistic effects of human and natural causes of fluctuations and collapses of crab stocks and fisheries around the world. The organizers of this symposium sought to foster a comparative approach across different marine ecosystems in the face of climate change and variable exploitation rates.

Discussions took a process-oriented approach by focusing on the mechanisms behind crab population-level responses relevant to fisheries management in an ecosystem context. Submissions from arctic to tropical ecosystems were encouraged.

Please see links at left for other symposium information.