Participants at the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries in Rome in January shared their perspectives on the value of inland fisheries around the world.
All Plenary presentation PowerPoint slides are now available for online viewing, along with the Review Papers and Oral Presentations by theme (Biological Assessment, Economic and Social Assessment, Drivers and Synergies, and Policy and Governance). You can also watch video recordings of the Plenary presentations and General Sessions (Day One, Day Two, Day Three).
Now available: All photos from the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries.
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At the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries in Rome, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon discusses the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to cooperate on inland fisheries programs.
Watch the opening day at the conference live at http://bit.ly/1rNcxCt and follow on Twitter with #infish.
Now available online: Full conference schedule, schedule of individual presentations, and all oral and poster abstracts by theme (see Biological Assessment, Economic and Social Assessment, Drivers and Synergies, and Policy and Governance).
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.