Includes bibliographical references. "The symposium was sponsored by the following organizations: State of Alaska, University of Alaska, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, North Pacific Research Board, North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, Alaska Coastal Policy Council, Alaska Board of Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."--Inside front cover.
1. Variability in Alaska's salmon stocks -- 2. Variability in pollock, crab and herring populations -- 3. Changing bird and mammal populations in Alaska -- 4. Impacts of contaminants on Alaska's wild and traditional foods -- 5. Furthering our ecological knowledge with changing technology -- 6. Perspectives on ecosystem-based management -- 7. Ocean and watershed policies and governance -- 8. Large scale climate variability and the carrying capacity of Alaska's oceans and watersheds / Nathan J. Mantua, Steven R. Hare -- 9. Status and trends of Alaska's marine resources: fish, birds and mammals / Douglas P. DeMaster, Alan M. Springer -- 10. Persistent organic pollutants in the Alaskan environment / Michael Smolen -- 11. Contaminants in Alaska: is America's Arctic at risk? / Carl Hild -- 12. Oceans, watersheds and humans: facts, myths and realities / Steve Colt, Henry P. Huntington. "The information provided in this report is largely the result of a two-day symposium on Alaska's Oceans and Watersheds, held in Anchorage Alaska on June 18 and 19, 2002 ... covering issues such as the effect of climate on ocean carrying capacity; status and trends in Alaska's marine fish, shellfish, birds, and mammals; persistent pollutants in Alaska's environment; and how changes in technology and management can help ensure sustainable resource use."--Inside front cover.