The past, present, and future of inland fisheries; the role of freshwater fish in childhood nutrition; tribal fisheries management and rights; and sustainable water use in development are some of the topics our conference plenary speakers will address: http://inlandfisheries.org/?page_id=355
Registration is now open for the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries — Freshwater, Fish, and the Future: A Cross-Sectoral Conference to Sustain Livelihoods, Food Security, and Aquatic Ecosystems. This international conference will be held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy, 26-28 January 2015.
The Global Conference on Inland Fisheries will take a global, multidisciplinary approach to the freshwater nexus of issues, with a focus on fish and fisheries in food security, livelihoods, and aquatic ecosystems. The conference seeks to raise the profile of inland fisheries so that their role in “blue growth” is better understood and may be better incorporated into agricultural, industrial, recreational, and urban land use and water resource planning through the development of improved assessment frameworks and value estimation.
The conference is organized into four themes: Biological Assessment, Economic and Social Assessment, Drivers and Synergies, and Policy and Governance. Approximately 150 oral and poster presentations by authors from 43 nations are planned. Interactive discussion will be a major component of the conference, with the meeting culminating in sessions to draft recommendations for inland fisheries policy statements.
Please see our Registration page for more details. Due to FAO security requirements, all attendees must be pre-registered in order to attend the conference.
The Global Conference on Inland Fisheries is co-organized by Michigan State University and FAO.
Please note that the schedule for the conference has changed–the meeting will now run from Monday, 26 January to Wednesday, 28 January 2015.
General abstract submission has now ended. All abstract submissions are being evaluated and potential presenters will be notified of acceptance by 13 October 2014. If you have been invited to submit an abstract, please contact your panel chair or facilitators for instructions about how to submit it.
Be sure to stop by booth #137 at the American Fisheries Society Trade Show in Québec City and pick up a copy of our new poster. And don’t miss the inland fisheries symposium, “Ecosystem Services: Bridging Natural and Social Sciences Toward Sustainable Policies” starting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in room 205B.
Good news! Due to several conferences in related fields being held this summer shortly before or after our abstract submission deadline, the deadline is being extended until 10 September 2014. Please submit your abstract using the online form available at www.inlandfisheries.org.
The abstract submission deadline is 10 August 2014 – add your submission to the great diversity of nations and topics already represented: Abstract Submission Instructions. And please spread the word to your colleagues in all inland fisheries and freshwater-related fields!
Mekong Basin hydroelectric development will have the greatest impact on Cambodia, where rural people depend heavily on freshwater fish, especially from Tonle Sap lake. Cambodians are among the world’s highest fish consumers and the proposed dams may reduce the yield of freshwater fish by as much as 42 percent. http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/cambodia-peril-mekong-dams/