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WHOI Scientists to Discuss Fisheries Science Issues

January 21, 2000

WHAT: Scientists will briefly outline the fisheries problem, and some of the outstanding scientific issues that need to be addressed to manage the recovery of stocks, and once recovered, to manage them in a sustainable way.  Also discussed will be some important findings so far from current research programs about major oceanographic and environmental factors affecting our nation’s fisheries, and the possible impacts of those factors on fisheries management.  The briefing will close with a description of new efforts between scientists and fishermen to work together to better understand the nature of fisheries and to provide real-time data for models and management tools. A productive question and answer period is anticipated.
WHO: Dr. Peter Wiebe, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Chairman, U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Program Executive Committee
Dr. Andrew Solow, Associate Scientist and Director, Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dr. Scott Gallager, Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
WHEN: Friday January 28, 2000 1: 00 p.m.
WHERE: Conference Room, 253 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC