Leaders Sign Sakhalin Salmon ResolutionNews & Program Updates
January 23, 2007
The event was a signing ceremony for the Sakhalin Salmon Initiative conference resolution. The conference, held last fall, marked the start of this public-private partnership which brings together businesses, local communities, and nongovernmental organizations to develop a long-term strategy for the conservation and sustainable use of wild salmon and their ecosystems on Sakhalin Island. The event was a huge success, drawing more than 200 people from Sakhalin, Russia, Canada, Japan and the United States.
WSC president Guido Rahr, Sakhalin first vice-governor Sergei Sheredekin and SEIC chairman Ian Craig signed the SSI conference resolution, reaffirming broad support for SSI projects identified at the conference. In signing the document, the stakeholders also confirmed a plan to establish a Resource Center on the island, through which SSI projects will be implemented.
* Leaders at signing ceremony. From left to right, Ian Craig, CEO, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, Sakhalin first vice-governor Sergei Sheredekin and WSC President Guido Rahr.