15 abril 2013

The World Conference on Stock Assessment Methods for Sustainable Fisheries

The World Conference on Stock Assessment Methods for Sustainable Fisheries will take place in Boston, USA from 15-19th July 2013
 
The conference will provide a forum for presentations on the application and future of stock assessment methods. It will consider single stock approaches for data rich and poor stocks, and also multispecies and ecosystem based approaches. It is being organised by researchers from a range of scientific institutions and RFMO across the world. The conference will be preceded by a 2 day workshop (15-16th July 2013) where studies on the application of stock assessment methods to predefined data sets will be reviewed


Abstract submission and registration are now open. There are four theme sessions in the conference programme: 

1. Key Challenges for Single Species Assessments
   (Keynotes by Mark Maunder and Rick Methot)
2. Assessing Ecosystem Dynamics & Structure
   (Keynote by Julia Blanchard)
3. Spatial Complexity and Temporal Change
   (Keynote by Richard Hillary)
4. Data Poor Approaches
   (Keynote by Nokome Bentley)

The closing date for abstracts is 26 April 2013.

Evenings: a poster session is planned for 17th July and and the conference dinner for the 18th July.