Marine Ecosystem workshop in Sitka

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and National Marine Fisheries Service will hold a workshop “Exploring Linkages in the Marine Ecosystem” on November 14, 2018 at the Sitka Sound Science Center’s Karsh Classroom. According to the organizers, the workshop will “discuss how Sitka residents interact with, benefit from, and understand the ecology of their local fisheries.” The workshop will also consider how to track and measure those benefits over time. Organizers encourage Sitka residents to participate in order to inform research about impacts of changing ecosystems and management conditions.

The first workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a session focused on human dimensions. The objective of that session is to identify ways to measure the relationship between community well-being and fisheries. The second workshop will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on focus on ecological connections. A specific emphasis will be on salmon and sablefish and the biological and environmental factors that drive those fisheries.

The organizers will provide refreshments.