Conference will explore climate’s effects on fish

May 1, 2017


man on fishing boat with hundreds of fish Jordan Watson (UAF student and NOAA statistician) conducts research on vessel responses to environmental variability in the Bering Sea pollock fishery.

Scientists and fishery managers will gather May 9–11 in Anchorage to discuss how climate warming, sea ice loss and ocean acidification affect fish in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters.

The 31st Wakefield Symposium, organized by Alaska Sea Grant, will bring nearly 100 researchers and managers together at the Hotel Captain Cook.

They’ll discuss:

A full agenda can be found at the Wakefield symposium website.

Other sponsors include National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, North Pacific Research Board, University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, and North Pacific Marine Science Organization.

— By Paula Dobbyn

Alaska Sea Grant is a statewide marine research, education, and outreach program, and is a partnership between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agents provide assistance that helps Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy marine and coastal resources.