The Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium is coming up later this week in Anchorage. The theme for this, the 27th annual symposium, is "Fishing People of the North: Culture, Economies and Management Responding to Change."
It is being produced by the Alaska Sea Grant program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
Kodiak fisherman Terry Haines has been invited to sit on a panel addressing fishing community issues and ways they can remain viable as stocks and management changes.
An opponent of fisheries privatization, Haines said managers could take a lesson from Elinor Ostrom, the 2009 Nobel laureate in economics.
Other non-academics presenting at the forum include two elders from the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Sasha Lindgren and Clare Swan, both of whom will be giving keynote addresses. Other attendees come from Denmark, Norway, Canada, Russia, Japan and Greenland. It runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Anchorage.