2011 Fisheries Symposium
The 2011 Alaska Sea Grant Wakefield fisheries symposium will have a social sciences focus. The meeting, Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change, will provide a forum for scholars, fishery managers, and fishing families to explore the human dimensions of fishery systems and the growing need to include social science research in policy processes. Attendees will share research and experiences on opportunities and constraints that fishing people in northern countries encounter in a time of significant environmental, social, and economic change.
The aim is to characterize the people and places that depend on the sea in the north, and to investigate how diversity in values and livelihoods can be best incorporated into management processes. We welcome diverse panels and presentations that address sources and effects of external impacts on fishing people and communities across northern countries—how impacts vary, who they affect, and strategies or characteristics of northern people that make them more or less adaptable to change.
The symposium will be held in Anchorage in September 2011. For more information contact Alaska Sea Grant interim director Paula Cullenberg at .