Macro and Molecular Prospectives of Increased Pressure as a Result of Receding Arctic Ice
Arctic Research Initiative
2008 Funded Project
With help from the WHOI ARI, a workshop on shipping and fishing activity in the Arctic. This workshop will bring key local, state and federal representatives together with researchers. Discussion topics will include the potential for increased impacts on marine mammals in the Bering, Chuckchi and Beaufort Seas (BCBS) from intensifying fishing and shipping industries as ice recedes. This workshop is tentatively scheduled for October 2008, in Anchorage, AK. Funds for participant costs are requested here. Support will also be requested from the NSB and the US Marine Mammal Commission via the NOAA Office of Protected Resources.