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Salmon and Grizzly Bears – Oh My!

Grizzly bear sow and cub fishing for salmon.

Through the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Sarah Schooler, ’15, spent six weeks in the Alaskan bush, collecting the same data in the field she’d been studying in the classroom: salmon and the hungry habits of grizzly bears. 

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Fishing Amplifies Forage Fish Collapses

A new study, lead by SAFS Prof. Tim Essington and published on April 6 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “implicates fishing in the collapse of forage fish stocks and recommends risk-based management tools that would track a fishery’s numbers and suspend fishing when necessary.” Read the full story on UW Today >> 

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Board sets new sockeye escapement goals for 2015

Several in the SAFS community have been working on a management strategy evaluation for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. Findings were presented to the Alaska Board of Fish resulting in changes to seasonal management targets, reported by The Bristol Bay Times.
Last week the Department of Fish and Game adopted a wider range with raised upper ends for sockeye escapement goals in most Bristol Bay rivers. 

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NextGen Results – Science Careers Blog (subscription)

NextGen ResultsScience Careers Blog (subscription)In your experience, what is the biggest challenge to global scientific collaboration? How should it be addressed? In the 3 October 2014 issue, we ran excerpts from 16 of the many interesting responses we received. Below, you will find the full versions …

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Citing climate change, Obama fences in huge Pacific area after wheeling and … – Fox News

Citing climate change, Obama fences in huge Pacific area after wheeling and …Fox NewsIndeed, the new preserve will have “absolutely no impact” on acid levels in the ocean, says Ray Hilborn, a professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington and a renowned authority on global fish populations. Nor …

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