Summer/Fall 2006 – Mercury 2006

Increasing Participation

Conference organizers made new efforts to increase participation by previously under-represented groups, including graduate students and beginning professionals, members of nongovernmental organizations, representatives of developing nations, and leaders from indigenous and subsistence fishing communities. More than $50,000 was awarded to 70 individuals from 24 nations to help with travel expenses. Visa information, letters of support, and orienting sessions were offered for international travelers. Logistical support was given to anyone wanting to organize a workshop relating to under-represented groups. One such workshop was called “Minority Angling in Urban America: Subsistence Anglers’ Perspectives on Fishing, Fish Consumption, and Fish Advisories.”

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