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Премия рунета 2017

Two graduate students from Kamchatka will participate in a training course in Alaska

10 july 2018
For two weeks, the students will be studying salmon’s biology and ecology on Aleknagik Lake thanks to financial support from WWF-Russia and WWF-US.

Beginning on July 23 until August 7, the students from Kamchatka will attend lectures of the leading specialists in Pacific salmon biology and marine resource management. Scientists from University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and University of Washington (UW) will conduct classes and workshops for future fish biologists.

International summer training on Pacific salmon takes place at Aleknagik Lake for the third time. The lake hosts the UW’s field camp and research station. There is everything what the students need to monitor fish in the wild. The station has classrooms with up-to-date technical equipment, laboratories for scientific studies.

“A year ago, two other students from Kamchatka State Technical University (KSTU) spent three weeks in Alaska, studying salmon management and forecasting. During that training course, we realized the difference between American and Russian studying approaches. At KSTU, students get solid theoretical training; however they do lack information on practical issues. We would like to minimize this difference. In order to do so, together with our colleagues from Alaska, we will make a study guide or a textbook for students,” said Dr. Alexander Bonk, the head of the “Marine resources, fisheries, and aquaculture” subdepartment at KSTU.

A group of scientists from Kamchatka and Alaska will write the textbook later this year. First, they need to gather all necessary data and share mutual experience in salmon biology and fishery management.

For additional information please contact
Head of WWF Kamchatka/Bering Sea Ecoregional Office