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
2004: Sea Lions of the World
Out of print proceedings
Electronic copies, and hard copies for loan, are available at the National Sea Grant Library, (401) 874-6114.
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.