Wakefield Symposium Proceedings

Below is a complete list of published Wakefield symposium proceedings. The first section shows titles available from the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore; follow the links to order copies. The second section lists proceedings that are out of print. The year in the left column indicates when the symposium was held.


Wakefield proceedings available at Alaska Sea Grant

2015: Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions

2013: Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

2012: Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change

2012: Global Progress in Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

2009: Biology and Management of Exploited Crab Populations under Climate Change

2006: Resiliency of Gadid Stocks to Fishing and Climate Change

2005: Biology, Assessment, and Management of North Pacific Rockfishes

2004: Sea Lions of the World

2003: Fisheries Assessment and Management in Data-Limited Situations

2002: Genetics of Subpolar Fish and Invertebrates

2001: Crabs in Cold Water Regions: Biology, Management, and Economics

2000: Herring: Expectations for a New Millennium

1999: Spatial Processes and Management of Marine Populations

1996: Forage Fishes in Marine Ecosystems

1995: High Latitude Crabs: Biology, Management, and Economics

1994: Proceedings of the International Symposium on North Pacific Flatfish

1992: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Management Strategies for Exploited Fish Populations

1990: Proceedings of the International Herring Symposium

1998: Ecosystem Approaches for Fisheries Management


Out of print proceedings

Electronic copies, and hard copies for loan, are available at the National Sea Grant Library, (401) 874-6114.

1997: Fishery Stock Assessment Models

1993: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Genetics of Subarctic Fish and Shellfish

1989: Proceedings of the International Symposium on King and Tanner Crabs

1988: Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Biology and Management of Walleye Pollock

Over 80 scientists from Russia, Japan, Canada, Korea, Poland, and the United States met in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1988 to discuss the biology and management of walleye pollock, a white fish that is important to U.S. fishermen and processors for products such as surimi. The proceedings includes 43 papers on reproduction and life history, feeding and growth, recruitment, stock structure and assessment, ecosystem interaction, and management. Data on the distribution of pollock in Russian waters, previously inaccessible to Americans, were released in the book.
AK-SG-89-01, 1989, 800 pp. Out of print.

1986: Proceedings of the International Rockfish Symposium

The 24 papers in this volume address history of the fisheries, life history and reproduction, growth and mortality, stock assessment, and management of rockfishes. Management plans in the Gulf of Maine, Oregon, Washington, the Aleutians, and British Columbia are also included.
AK-SG-87-02, 1987, 393 pp. Out of print.

1986: Seafood Quality Determination, D. Kramer and J. Liston (editors)

At the 1986 International Symposium on Seafood Quality Determination in Anchorage, Alaska, researchers and industry representatives discussed quality standards for fishery products and how seafood quality can be measured. The peer-reviewed proceedings has papers on instrumental measurements of quality, sensory evaluation, chemical and biochemical indices, microbiological evaluation, public health hazards associated with seafood, shelf-life estimation, nutritional aspects of seafood quality, consumer perception of seafood quality, and seafood quality standards. Published by Elsevier Science Publishers.
AK-SG-87-03, 1987, 677 pp. Out of print.

1985: Proceedings of the International King Crab Symposium

In 1985, scientists gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss the biology, economics, and management of king crab. This highly valued species, once the basis of a profitable Alaska fishery, became scarce in the early 1980s. The symposium was held to focus research efforts on explaining the population fluctuation. Papers by scientists from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Chile, Argentina, and Russia included distribution, taxonomy, life history, mortality factors, economics, and management.
AK-SG-85-12, 1985, 515 pp. Out of print.

1984: Proceedings of the Symposium on Dungeness Crab Biology and Management

In the early 1980s, stocks of Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, declined in California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, while the Dungeness fishery in Alaska increased. This symposium reviewed the biology and management of the Dungeness crab in relation to the decline. The proceedings has papers on management, life history, mortality, population dynamics, tag recovery, feeding and morphometrics, Yakutat fishery year classes, and insecticides in Dungeness estuaries.
AK-SG-85-03, 1985, 432 pp. Out of print.

1983: Proceedings of the International Sablefish Symposium

In 1983, fisheries scientists and managers from Canada, Japan, Russia, and the United States met in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss the enhancement of the sablefish fishery and management of this important commercial species. The proceedings includes 22 papers on management, age-growth studies, reproduction, migration and stock structure, and stock assessment techniques.
AK-SG-83-08, 1983, 317 pp. Out of print.

1982: Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Genus Chionoecetes

Chionoecetes crabs support commercial fisheries in the northwest Atlantic, North Pacific, and the Bering Sea. These fisheries are regulated and managed by Canada, Japan, the United States, and Russia. To increase information exchanges among scientists and managers in these nations, the International Symposium on the Genus Chionoecetes was held in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1982. Over 30 papers cover an overview of fisheries, biology, tagging, effects of harvesting, mortality, and population estimation.
AK-SG-82-10, 1982, 732 pp. Out of print.