Russian-American Bering Sea Conference, Spring 2001

Date: 
29 September 2000

For more information about the Russian-American Bering Sea Conference,
please contact:

Sergei Vakhrin, President
Northern Pacific Fund
58 Korolyova St., Suite 202
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski 683024
Russia
Phone/Fax: +7 (4152) 11-90-45
E-mail: npacific@rybvod.kamchatka.su

David Gordon, Program Director
Pacific Environment and Resources Center (PERC)
1440 Broadway, Suite 306
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
Phone: 510/251-8800 ext 304
Fax: 510/251-8838
E-mail: dkgordon@igc.apc.org

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North of the Pacific Ocean, Russia and the United States have common
interests in the protection of living resources in the Bering Sea, one
of the most productive seas of the ocean, whose resources--especially
those of pollock and salmon--are a national patrimony for both
countries. These resources have continued to decrease and have caused
much speculation from the point of view of conservation as well as
economic sustainability of fishing companies in Russia and the United
States in the North Pacific region.

That is why Pacific Environment and Resources Center (PERC, United
States) and Charitable Voluntary Fund for conservation of bioresources
of Northern Pacific (Northern Pacific Fund, Russia) are preparing a
Russian-American conference on the problems of conservation of Bering
Sea bioresources, which is planned to be convened in
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia in the Spring of 2001.

The conference aims to unite and strengthen activities of large
populations (first of all those of fishermen) for both nations and to
work out various types (including public) of joined control and
management of living resources of the Bering Sea, which are common and
indivisible into Russian and American but playing a vital role in
determining the way of life of people in coastal areas of these two
countries.

Anyone interested in this conference may take part in it (intramurally
or extra-murally). Materials about the extra-mural conference (starting
with this appeal in the "Pacific Herald") will be released in this
newspaper regularly as well as on the Internet in the "Northern Pacific"
server (http://np.rybvod.kamchatka.su, "Hot line").

Please send your proposals, requests, materials, report theses, and
articles to either of the following addresses:

Northern Pacific Fund
58 Korolyova St., Suite 202
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski 683024
Russia
Phone/Fax: +7 (4152) 11-90-45
E-mail: npacific@rybvod.kamchatka.su

Pacific Environment and Resources Center (PERC)
1440 Broadway, Suite 306
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
Phone: 510/251-8800 ext 304
Fax: 510/251-8838
E-mail: dkgordon@igc.apc.org

Sincerely,

Sergei Vakhrin
President, Northern Pacific Fund

David Gordon
Program Director, PERC