2019 WAKEFIELD FISHERIES SYMPOSIUM will be held from 9am to 6pm at the Hotel Captain Cook. This year’s theme is "COOPERATIVE RESEARCH — STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES AND INSIGHTS IN FISHERIES SCIENCE". This symposium aims to provide a forum for discussion on ways to facilitate effective cooperative research, a platform for scientific talks on the application and results of cooperative research, and opportunity to evaluate how such research might be best envisioned, applied and implemented. The symposium wished to involve participants from a variety of relevant marine industries, address these issues through facilitated discussion, identify best practices, and articulate a set of case studies for effective collaboration. The symposium also aims to involve scientists from a wide range of sectors, including state and federal agencies, universities, research institutes and industry science. We are interested in perspectives from different contexts and systems, including international work in this area. Registration is $325, with a discounted registration fee of $275 available through April 12. The fee includes continental breakfast and break refreshments daily, a catered reception and symposium materials. Please register online and pay your fees in advance so that adequate materials are available. Students: Some travel funding will be available for students giving oral or poster presentations at the symposium. Students whose abstracts are accepted for presentation will be notified in time to apply for travel funds. Graduate students are invited to join the competition for best oral presentation and best poster. Winners will receive $300 in equipment. When you submit your abstract online, check the box to enter the competition. For more information, go to https://10times.com/lowell-wakefield-fisheries-symposium.