Fall Crab Science Symposium
Friday, September 14, 9-1PM
Leif Erikson Lodge
2245 NW 57th St., Seattle Washington
The Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers and the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation are hosting their Fall Crab Science Symposium. This annual event is always full of new information and engaging discussion about crab harvest in the Bering Sea. this year’s theme is “Crab vs. Mother Nature: What We Know/What We Don’t.” We’ll hear from Dr. Bob Foy, NMFS Kodiak, who will discuss the NMFS summer trawl survey results. Then we will hear about the 2018 water temperatures in the Bering Sea from Dr. Phyllis Stabeno, NMFS Seattle. Our own Scott Goodman, Executive Director of the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation, will present the results from our summer surveys. Madison Shipley will discuss her work on bairdi harvest strategy and Dr. Chris Siddon, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will discuss some new approaches to Golden King Crab harvest management. Presentations will be followed by ample time for questions and answers. There will be an hour long Open Discussion at noon so please bring your questions and insights and be ready for an open sharing of ideas.
The agenda for the symposium can be found here.