Climate Change and Alaska Fisheries

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Mike Sigler, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau

Mike Sigler, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau
Fish harvests in the Arctic Ocean are small, yet the largest U.S. commercial fisheries lie immediately south in the Bering Sea. Some groundfish and crabs have moved northward. This trend is predicted to continue. A large ecosystem study of the Bering Sea aims to understand and forecast these changes. The Bering Sea project is funded by the North Pacific Research Board and the National Science Foundation (http://www.nprb.org/bering-sea-project/about-the-project/). Join us to learn more about climate impacts on Alaska fisheries.

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