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Free conference passes are available for accredited media representatives. To receive a meeting pass, download and complete the Media Registration Form and email it to Cleve Steward (Conference Co-Chair) at Cleve.Steward [at] . Media attendees should check in at the Registration Booth to pick up a name badge and make arrangements for interviews. Room 306 is available for those with media passes.

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MEDIA Contact
Cleve Steward
(206) 719-1260
Cleve.Steward [at]

Final Program Set for Annual Meeting of International Fisheries Professionals in Seattle, September 4-8

The final program is available for the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society,

Up to 4,000 fisheries professionals from across the globe will attend the meeting at the
Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Members of the public and
non-fisheries professionals interested in fisheries science and management, marine and
freshwater habitat protection, or fisheries-related recreation are welcome to attend.

Interviews with two speakers at the conference, University of Washington professors
Ray Hilborn and Nate Mantua, are available through links on the conference home page,

Hilborn will speak in an all-day September 7 symposium on the extent of global

overfishing and the role of fish in the world’s food supply. Mantua will speak in a
symposium that same afternoon on the effects of global climate change on aquatic

Many other speakers will be presenting on topics of widespread interest, such as lessons
learned from the Deepwater Horizon and Exxon Valdez oil spills, ocean acidification, and
the ecological impacts of renewable energy. Interviews can be arranged through the

conference media subcommittee, chaired by John Lombard, at lombardconsulting [at]

The conference program is searchable by key words, authors, day of conference, or
presentation title at

Free conference passes are available for accredited media representatives. Media
attendees should check in at the conference business office (Room 400) to make
arrangements for conference passes and interviews.

The meeting venue in downtown Seattle is within walking distance of Seattle’s vibrant
waterfront and world famous Pike Place Farmers Market. For more information, see


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