Hatcheries and Management Of Aquatic Resources (HaMAR) - Part 1
Science-based fisheries management findings continue provide new information to strengthen the decision making of natural resource agencies, and new challenges continue to emerge. The timing is right to assess the impacts of hatchery reform, the increasing importance of imperiled species restoration, as well as a number of other emerging issues in hatchery operation and the uses of hatchery-origin aquatic animals. It is time to set the clock in motion for the next cycle of this process, “Hatcheries and Management of Aquatic Resources” (HaMAR), and refine our guiding principles in the light of contemporary knowledge.
This symposium is intended to be a fact-finding session, targeting all current issues of concern related to the use of hatchery-origin fish and shellfish. Our goal is to bring a full set of challenging aquatic resource management issues before a body of scientists and resource managers for discussion and assessment. Given the important, and occasionally contentious, nature of these topics, we think the session will prove attractive and informative to the attendees of AFS 2013.