Conference report

Conference report Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 7, 295–296 (1997) Role of Forage Fishes in Marine Ecosystems. 13 – 16 November 1996, Anchorage, Alaska. An international symposium entitled ‘Role of forage fishes in marine ecosystems’ was the 14th symposium in the Lowell – Wakefield series. It was sponsored by a number of agencies in the US, including the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Alaska Sea Grant College Program, Fisheries Division), Alaska Dept of Fish and Game, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Minerals Management Service, US National Biological Service, and the US National Marine Fisheries Service, and by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. The meeting attracted over 200 people with about 80 scientific contributions, presented either orally or as posters. Nearly all the contributors were from the Northern Hemisphere and most were concerned with topics applicable to higher latitudes. In addition to substantial participation from the US (from all Pacific coast states and others) and Canada (from five provinces), there was representation from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, and the Ukraine. The professional background of participants was mixed, with strong participation by Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 1997 by Chapman and Hall
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
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