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Conference report Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 8, 113±115 (1998) 15th Lowell Wake®eld Fisheries Symposium Fishery Stock Assessment Models for the 21st Century: Combining Information from Multiple Sources. 15th Lowell Wake®eld Fisheries Symposium, 8 ± 11 October 1997, Anchorage, Alaska. Organizing Committee: Fritz Funk, Terrance Quinn (co-chairs); Brenda Baxter, Jane DiCosimo, James Ianelli, Patrick Sullivan. Sponsors: Alaska Sea Grant College Program; Alaska Department of Fish and Game; International Paci®c Halibut Commission; North Paci®c Fishery Management Council; US National Marine Fishery Service. Proceedings: expected release autumn 1998. Contact: Brenda Baxter (‡1 907-474-6701 or WEB site: Having worked with ®sh stock assessment models for more than 20 years, I often ponder the limitations of current techniques for resolving the real problems of ®shery management. Frequent reports of declining ®sh stocks do not inspire con®dence. Obviously mindful of these problems, colleagues in Alaska organized the 15th Lowell Wake®eld Fisheries Symposium on the topic: `Fishery stock assessment models for the 21st century: combining information from multiple sources'. During four sunny October days in Anchorage, 167 participants from 19 countries debated the merits of a wide spectrum of assessment techniques. The Lowell Wake®eld Symposia have a distinguished history of gathering ®shery expertise on Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 1998 by Chapman and Hall
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
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