2 June 2006

Forum approves three statements at Third Annual Working Meeting. Click here to read about the meeting.

30 April 2005

Read the Public Summary from the Forum's Second Annual Working Meeting

29 July 2003

Press Advisory: Russian and U.S. Leaders Unite to Avert Collapse of Bering Sea Ecosystem

Marine experts from the U.S. and Russia are coming together to tackle the tough issues they say have been neglected by government agencies

(read complete press advisory)

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International Citizens' Body Calls for Action on Bering Sea Bottom Trawling

March 15, 2004

Bottom-trawling, often regarded as "aquatic clear-cutting," is the subject of a statement released this week by a coalition of citizen experts from around the Bering Sea . The International Bering Sea Forum is calling for additional scientific research into the impacts of bottom trawling in the Bering, and to identify key habitat where bottom trawling should be limited. In a statement being sent to lawmakers in the U.S. and in Russia , the Forum details the need for intergovernmental efforts among the U.S. and Russia to develop a system of zoning in the Bering Sea that restricts bottom trawling in areas designated as "sensitive habitat."

To read the statement, click here.

To read the press release and more information on bottom-trawling, click here.

Sustaining the Bering: An International
Conference for Collaboration

July 15, 2003

Conference Summary and Proceedings from Conference on April 1-4, Girdwood, Alaska

You may either download a copy of the complete conference proceedings here, or request a printed copy by mail. Email Jennifer Eyres to request a hard copy or for further information.

Many of the summary materials in these proceedings are available in Russian and English. In addition, conference presentations are presented in the language of the presenter. It may be possible to translate some of these presentations, depending on demand.

Click here to view Part One of the conference proceedings - Includes Executive Summary, Working Group Reports, Participant List, Bering Sea Forum Concept Plan, More. (PDF 3.63 MB - Adobe Acrobat)

Click here to view Part Two of the conference proceedings - Includes Conference Papers and Powerpoint Presentations. (PDF 29.8 MB - Adobe Acrobat - Long Download time)