Kamchatka Shelf Protected Area
Citizens' Body Calls for Action on
Sea 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."
read the statement, click here.
read the press release and more information on bottom-trawling,
the Bering: An International
Conference for Collaboration
Summary and Proceedings from Conference on April 1-4, Girdwood,
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.
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.
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)
here to view Part Two of the conference proceedings - Includes
Conference Papers and Powerpoint Presentations. (PDF 29.8 MB - Adobe
Acrobat - Long Download time)