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2024 Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

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April 16 - April 18, 2024
Sitka, Alaska, USA

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday, February 13, 2024. See the call for abstracts.


An early bird registration rate of $450 is available through Monday, March 18, 2024.


Registration is free for students. Students may use the code wake24comp. There is limited travel funding available for students who will give a presentation at the symposium. Students can express interest in travel support within the abstract submission site. Students will be notified if they have received a travel award by March 18.


The 2024 Wakefield Fisheries Symposium will bring together fishery researchers and managers to address how political decisions, jurisdictional arrangements, and survey management structures can adapt to environmental changes and shifting species distributions. Participants worldwide are invited to share case studies and contrast approaches in different regions. Discussions will be forward-looking and solutions-focused.

Hotel and venue

All meeting sessions will be held at the Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka.

There is a room block reserved at the Westmark Sitka, a 3-min walk from Centennial Hall, for a discounted rate of $149 plus room taxes and fees ($20 extra person charge). Reservations can be made by calling (907) 747-6241 or (800) 544-0970 and referencing the group name Sea Grant.  Unreserved rooms in the room block will be released March 18.

Science program committee

  • Keith Criddle (Chair), UAF CFOS
  • Matthew Baker, North Pacific Research Board
  • Molly Cain, UAF Alaska Sea Grant
  • Ginny Eckert, UAF Alaska Sea Grant
  • Robert Foy, NOAA Fisheries
  • Davin Holen, UAF Alaska Sea Grant
  • Alex Jenkins, UAF MS Fisheries Student and Tamamta Fellow
  • Chris Siddon, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • Diana Stram, North Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • James Thorson, NOAA Fisheries

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