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CONFERENCE THEME

  1. Facing the challenges of a fast changing environment: Strategies and opportunities for fisheries and aquaculture.
  2. Understanding and managing a changing environment: Strategies and alternatives for the seafood industry.

The global scenario has been subjected to continuous and unpredictable changes in the last decades and the playground for the seafood industries was not and exception. Topics such as environmental and climate change, regulations on stock capacity, social and consumers’ concerns about sustainability or globalization of markets are still being assessed in the seafood industry worldwide and new challenges are expected to come. Understanding the implications of recent and potential future changes require a combination of efforts in a multidisciplinary context to be able to develop strategies suitable to deal with the potential threats and opportunities.

The program of the conference will cover general and specific topics of interest in fisheries economics with main and special sessions, plenary speakers and ad-hoc workshops. The conference aims to provide a space for discussion, presentation of newest findings and proposals for a better understanding and management of the seafood industry in the years to come.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Ragnar Arnason, University of Iceland
  • Gunnar Knapp, University of Alaska
  • Rashid U. Sumaila, University of British Columbia
  • Jon G. Sutinen, University of Rhode Island

Main topics and Special Sessions:

  • Economics of Aquaculture
  • Seafood Markets and Trade
  • Certification of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Consumer Behaviour
  • Economics of Recreational Fisheries and Tourism
  • Fishery Governance, Policy and Management
  • Governance and Management of High Seas and Straddling Stock Fisheries
  • Rights-based Fishery Management and Co-management
  • Economic, Bioeconomic and Ecological-Economic Modeling
  • Ecosystem-based Management and Integrated Assessments
  • Marine Spatial Planning and Multiple Use Management
  • Spatial Management and Marine Protected Areas
  • Managing Small-scale and Developing Country Fisheries
  • The gender dimension of fisheries and aquaculture
  • Contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to nutrition, food security and poverty in developing countries
  • Value chains in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Open Session: Aquaculture Economics and Markets
  • Open Session: Improving institutions to mitigate externalities across multiple sectors and jurisdictions
  • Open Session: Gender, entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation
  • Open Session: A small-scale fisheries academy platform to support implementing the SSF Guidelines
  • Open Session: Game theory and fisheries
  • Open Session: Should Economic Considerations be Included in Management Strategy Evaluations?
  • Open Session: Gendered Value Chains in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Open Session: Use of non-market values in fisheries and marine resource management
  • Open Session: Building political will for fisheries improvement
  • Open Session: Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change
  • Open Session: Evaluating the inputs to governance for the purpose of improving performance outcomes
  • Open Session: Economics of marine lower trophic species
  • Open Session: Supporting the transitions of fisheries communities
  • Open Session: Assessing the sustainability of aquaculture along the value chain: interdisciplinary approaches
  • Open Session: Managing Transhipment and International Trade
  • Open Session: Understanding Distributional Issues in Fisheries Management
  • Open Session: Case Studies in Fisheries Economics and Management
  • Open Session: Emerging Technologies for Harnessing Value in Marine Fisheries
  • Open Session: Concentration, fishing rights and equity in the fisheries sector
  • Open Session: Using economics to allocate fishing rights between recreational and commercial fisheries in complex socioecological systems
  • Open Session: Markets and market opportunities for small-scale fishery products
  • Open Session: Management in EU Fisheries
  • Open Session: Refocusing fisheries governance: from the aggregated to the local level
  • Opens Session: Should we harvest fish from the Ocean Twilight Zone?
  • Open Session: The Economics of Marine Protected Species
  • Closed Session: Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development (MedAid). Social and economic implications
  • Closed Session: Illuminating Hidden Harvests: The Contributions of Small-Scale Fisheries to Sustainable Development
  • Closed Session: Implementing FAO voluntary guidelines on small scale fisheries s into national fisheries policy for food security and poverty eradication in Sri Lanka
  • Closed Session: EU fisheries in distant waters: lessons learned from the FarFish project
  • Closed Session: Global Fisheries Subsidies and Public Support-Searching for Clarity
  • Mini-workshop: Gender Action Learning System - introduction and learning its use
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