Sunday, October 18, 2009

Arctic fisheries forum launches Monday

We've got a big, three-day event in Anchorage starting tomorrow, the International Arctic Fisheries Symposium.

The symposium is "designed to initiate international discussions for conserving and managing future fisheries in the Arctic Ocean, including managing migratory, transboundary and straddling fish stocks."

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and the state's two U.S. senators, Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich, are listed as keynote speakers for the event at the Hotel Captain Cook.

Fisheries experts from Great Britain, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, the Netherlands and Russia also will speak.

The registration fee to attend is $200.

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