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Subject: Invitation to Forum on Sustainable Fisheries
From: Cleve Steward <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 10 Sep 1996 12:00:52 -0700

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Please plan on attending...


When:  September 14-15, 1996 (see program below)
Where:  Seattle International Trade Center (2601 Elliott Avenue)
Cost: $75 includes Plenary Session and 2 day facilitated workshop; lunch,
refreshments, and copies of the 80 page Sustainable Fisheries Strategy report.

For further information: Call For the Sake of the Salmon (503-650-5447) or
the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation (206-670-3584); or visit the
Sustainable Fisheries Foundation's home page:

Highlight #1:  Plenary Session addresses by Mike Lowry - Governor of the
State of Washington; Fran Ulmer - Lieutenant Governor of the State of
Alaska; the Honorable Glen Clark - Premier of British Columbia; Jim Lyons -
Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, USDA, and other
notable public figures.

Highlight #2:  Professionally facilitated work group sessions designed to
exchange information on the status of salmon and steelhead populations and
salmon-based economies, and to identify tasks and priorities for rebuilding
salmon and steelhead populations to sustainable levels.

Highlight #3:  Access to The Seattle Homecoming Celebration, September
12-15, on the Seattle waterfront sponsored by The Seattle Aquarium and the
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.  The Homecoming includes a wide range
of family-oriented educational and cultural exhibits and activities that
celebrate salmon.


Dear Concerned Citizen,

Salmon are a potent symbol of the quality of life and the unique
environmental and economic benefits we enjoy here in the Pacific Northwest.
We all have a stake and a role to play in restoring our region's wondrous
and once plentiful runs of salmon and steelhead to health.  Do you want to
learn more about salmon, share your views with others, and help develop an
action plan for restoring and protecting salmon populations?  If so, we
invite you to attend the Forum on Sustainable Fisheries on September 14-15
in Seattle, Washington.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to join
scientists, environmentalists, fishermen, and other concerned citizens in a
facilitated workshop setting to exchange information on the status of the
resource and salmon-based economies, and to identify tasks and priorities
for rebuilding salmon and steelhead populations to sustainable levels.

The Forum is being organized by For the Sake of the Salmon and the
Sustainable Fisheries Foundation -- two of many organizations seeking to
restore salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest.  We promote discussion,
cooperation, and the development of practical solutions to the complex
problems related to salmon management.  Our focus is not rhetoric, politics,
or litigation -- we stress biologically based and economically sound
approaches to the challenges facing us.  Our perspective and involvement in
fisheries issues in the United States and Canada puts us in a unique
position to build consensus and garner public support for a coordinated,
regional approach to restoring our salmon runs.

Earlier this year, the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation sponsored a
successful international conference which drew over 500 scientists,
environmentalists, sport and commercial fishers, tribal leaders, and policy
makers to Victoria, British Columbia.  Through the submission of scientific
papers and specially facilitated workshops designed to identify consensus
recommendations, the conference produced the first draft of a document
entitled Towards Sustainable Fisheries:  Building a Cooperative Strategy for
Balancing the Conservation and Use of West Coast Salmon and Steelhead

The challenge before us now is to share the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy
report with the public, refine it based on public input and additional
scientific review, and then ensure its effective implementation.  The Forum
on Sustainable Fisheries is a first step in this direction.  Working with
people like yourself, we will discuss the science and values behind the
Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, solicit additional input, and develop an
action plan for effective implementation.  We invite you to join this
important effort.

Participants may either pre-register by fax or may register at the event.
To pre-register, copy or create a facsimile of the registration form below
and fax it to the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation in Seattle (Phone/Fax
206-670-3584) or the For the Sake of the Salmon (Fax:  503-650-5410).  Faxed
registrations will be accepted if received by Friday, 13 September, and
accompanied by a valid credit card number.  Registrants will be provided
receipts at the conference.

                                      PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
                          FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES

Name: ______________________________________________________

Affiliation: ___________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

City: _______________________________________________________

Province/State: __________________ Zip/Postal Code: _________

Indicate your choice below by writing in the amount.  Students and senior
citizens (age 65 years or older) are entitled to discounts.

Regular  $ _________   $75.   Includes the Plenary Session, Work Group
Sessions, Saturday banquet, refreshments, and a copy of the draft
Sustainable Fisheries Strategy Report.

Student/Senior  $ _________  $60.  Same benefits as Regular registration.

Tax-deductible donation to the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation  $ _________

(Optional:  Suggested amount - $20; IRS Registration No. 91-1689421)

TOTAL ENCLOSED $ _________

Charge a total of $ ______ to my (check one): Visa ______ Mastercard ______

Card # _______________________________________________________

Exp. Date _____________________________________________________

Signature _____________________________________________________

Pre-registration payment must be made with a valid Visa or Mastercard credit
card.  On-site registration may be made by cash, check, or purchase order.
A receipt and additional materials will be provided to registrants at the

Please fax the completed form to The Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
(206-670-3584) or to For the Sake of the Salmon (503-650-5410).


                    Program Overview
          Forum on Sustainable Fisheries
       Seattle International Trade Center

Friday, September 13, 1996
09:00 - 17:00           Registration    Seattle Aquarium and Piers 62/63

Saturday, September 14, 1996
07:00 - 17:00           Registration    Seattle International Trade Center
08:30 - 08:40           Welcome to Forum on Sustainable Fisheries
                                 Tom Casey - T. Casey and Associates
                                 Bill Bradbury - For The Sake Of The Salmon
08:40 - 09:00           Striped Bass Restoration on the Atlantic Coast - A Fisheries
Success Story
                                 John Field - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
09:00 - 09:20           Protection and Restoration of Salmon and Steelhead
Populations in Washington State
                                 Mike Lowry - Governor of Washington

09:20 - 09:40           Sustainable Fisheries Initiatives in Alaska
                                 Hon. Fran Ulmer - Lt. Governor of Alaska

09:40 - 10:00           Sustainable Fisheries Initiatives in British Columbia
                                 Hon. Glen Clark - Premier of British Columbia

10:00 - 10:20           Break

10:20 - 10:40           Watershed Initiatives and Salmon Restoration in Oregon
                                 Dr. Jim Martin - Office of the Governor of Oregon

10:40 - 11:00           Fostering Community-Based Watershed Management and Restoration

    in California
                                John Amodio - Resources Agency of California

11:00 - 11:20           USDA's Contribution to Salmon Recovery Efforts
                                Jim Lyons - Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the
                                        Environment, USDA

11:20 - 11:30           For The Sake Of The Salmon - Progress Report
                                Bill Bradbury - For The Sake Of The Salmon

11:30 - 12:00           Development of a Sustainable Fisheries Strategy for Pacific

    Salmon and Steelhead Populations
                                Cleveland Steward - Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
                                Donald MacDonald - Sustainable Fisheries Foundation

12:15 - 13:30           Lunch

                        Luncheon Speaker - Billy Frank - Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Concurrent Work Group Sessions

Saturday, September 14, 1996 (13:30 - 17:00)
Sunday, September 15, 1996 (09:00 -12:00)

Session 1:  Managing the Harvest of Salmon and Steelhead Populations
        Facilitators:   Bill Bradbury - For The Sake Of The Salmon
                        Jim Martin - Oregon Governor's Office
                        Jay Nelson - Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Session 2:  Protecting and Restoring Freshwater, Estuarine, and Marine Habitats
        Facilitators:   Bob Bilby - Weyerhaeuser Company
                        Fred Goetz - U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers
                        Kim Hyatt - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Session 3:  Integrating Communities into Sustainable Fisheries Management
        Facilitators:   Mary McBurney - W. Alaska Fisheries Development Association
                        Tim Stearns - Save Our Wild Salmon

Session 4:  Increasing Salmon and Steelhead Production
        Facilitators:   Carl Burger - US Fish and Wildlife Service
                        Janet Stavinga - Environment Canada

Session 5:  Developing More Effective Institutional and Regulatory
Structures      Cutthroat Room 1
        Facilitators:   Randy Fisher - Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
                        Lynn Hunter - Wild Salmon Watch

Plenary Session

Sunday, September 15, 1996 (14:30 - 16:30) - Atrium

14:30 - 14:40           Introduction
14:40 - 14:55           Report of the Harvest Work Group
14:55 - 15:10           Report of the Habitats Work Group
15:10 - 15:25           Report of the Communities Work Group
15:25 - 15:40           Report of the Production Work Group
15:40 - 15:55           Report of the Institutions Work Group
15:55 - 16:30           Closing Comments

Cleve Steward
Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
P.O. Box 206  Bothell, WA 98041-0201
Tel./Fax: 206/670-3584

Don MacDonald
The Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
2376 Yellow Point Road, R.R. #3
Ladysmith, British Columbia V0R 2E0
Tel.: 604/722-3631
Fax: 604/722-3651

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