Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions

29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

Hilton Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska
May 13–16, 2014

Contact: Symposium coordinator,

Gordon Kruse, Steering Committee chair

Organized by Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The symposium brought together fishery and social scientists, managers, fishermen, and other stakeholders from around the world to report on creative approaches to solving fishery bycatch issues. Keynotes, invited talks, and oral and poster contributions were presented on new technologies, advancements toward full accounting of fishing mortality into harvest control rules, approaches to industry-derived solutions, incentive programs, new regulatory solutions, and studies on social and economic implications related to bycatch issues.

For more detailed information, including symposium background and goals, sessions, location, steering committee, sponsors, and more, please visit the symposium information page and see other links at left.