Symposium on Effects of FishingABSTRACTS DUE APRIL 1, 2002
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS), in collaboration with the American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the Ecological Society
of America (ESA), are convening a "Symposium on Effects of Fishing Activities on Benthic
Habitats: Linking Geology, Biology, Socioeconomics, and Management."
Ellen Raabe, and Peter Barnes are on the organizing committees. We hope for good USGS
participation. The symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, through Thursday,
November 14, 2002, at the Doubletree Westshore Hotel in Tampa, FL. For detailed abstract
instructions and more information regarding the symposium, see the
symposium Web site.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
in this issue:
African Sahel Dust
Radio Interview Explores African Dust
Florida Coastal Storm Defenses
Oceans Day 2002
Black History Month
Environmental Academy Web Site
Regional Science Fair
Congressional BriefingSea Otter Research
Law of the Sea
Bill Dillon Retires
John Hughes Clarke"Imaging Water Mass Variability"
March Publications List