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Symposium 2018: The Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes, University of East Anglia, 9 - 13 July 2018

The symposium will encompass a broad range of scientific topics all of which fall under the umbrella of “The Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes” and will feature a wide range of exciting scientific lectures, discussions, and numerous networking opportunities with both leading and up-and-coming researchers. We encourage participation of both freshwater and marine researchers, and those working across the full range of topics from sustainable fishing techniques, population genetics, population dynamics, conservation targets and indicators, fish welfare and stress, international trade, ecosystem effects, innovative aquaculture technologies, traceability and ornamental fisheries (both marine and freshwater).

The symposium will be divided into four broad sub-themes:

1. Commercial fish and fisheries

2. Recreational fish and fisheries

3. Ornamental and aquarium fish and fisheries

4. Fin-fish aquaculture

We will consider what ‘sustainable use and exploitation’ might mean for each of these types of system. We encourage contributions that examine basic fish biology, ecology, novel methods of data collection (including citizen science), experimental studies, modelling, genetics and genomics, and behavioural research.

Invited speakers

Jack Jones Memorial Lecture

Steven Cooke (Carleton University, Canada)

Plenary Speakers

David Agnew (Executive Secretary with the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCALMR))

Selina Stead (Newcastle University, UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for the Marine Management Organisation)

Hans Georg Evers (Germany, Ornamental fish expert)

Heather Koldewey (Head of Marine and Freshwater Conservation Programmes, Zoological Society of London)

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Conveners

John Pinnegar Cefas Lowestoft
Martin Taylor University of East Anglia

Scientific Advisory Committee

Martin Taylor
Matt Gage
Alastair Grant
Cock Van Oosterhout
Carole White
Jackie Lighten
John Pinnegar
Joanna Murray
Julie Bremner
Georg Engelhard
Stuart Reeves
David Righton
Kieran Hyder
Stefano Mariani
Tara Marshal

Local Organising Committee

John Pinnegar
Martin Taylor
Martin Johnson
Helen Egar
Kyle Briggs
Stephen Dye
Kathryn Downes
Ruth Welters
Ewan Hunter
Marta Soffker
David Murray
Kay Yoeman
Inigo Everson

Venue

To be hosted by the Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS), which is a strategic alliance between the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas).The symposium will be held on the University of East Anglia (UEA) campus in Norwich, within The Enterprise Centre (TEC), Britain's greenest building and one of the most sustainable constructions in Europe (http://theenterprisecentre.uea.ac.uk/)

Registration

Registration is closed

Registration is generously subsidised by the FSBI, and includes:

  • Entry to all Symposium sessions
    Delegate pack including a programme and list of titles (full abstracts to be posted online)
  • Bed & Breakfast in sole occupancy en suite room in Halls. Breakfast at 'Campus Kitchen'.
  • Lunches and refreshments (including packed lunch on Friday)
  • Poster & wine welcome reception, hosted by the UEA Vice Chancellor, Prof David Richardson (Monday)
  • Poster & wine reception (Tuesday)
  • Dinner in 'Zest' (Tuesday)
  • Pub quiz in students union (Tuesday)
  • Garden Party with BBQ (Wednesday)
  • Free cloud Wifi across the campus
  • Free parking on campus (tokens to be validated at the conference venue)
  • All taxes

NB. Attendance at the Grand Conference Banquet (Thursday) and FSBI Medals Ceremony at Norwich Assembly Rooms (complete with guest speaker) costs an additional £45.

Registration Rates

These are the various registration rates we have agreed for the FSBI conference:

Main Options:

(1) Full Registration - FSBI Member, including accommodation: £400

(2) Full Registration - Non-member, including accommodation: £430 (comes with 1 year optional full membership of the FSBI)

(3) Early bird discount - £30 off for FSBI member (£370) and non-member (£400), including accommodation: - Closing 1700 h 30th April 2018

(4) Student Registration - FSBI Member, including accommodation: £300

(5) Student Registration - non-member, including accommodation: £310 (comes with 1 year optional student membership of the FSBI)

(6) Early bird discount - Student registration - £30 off for FSBI Member (£270) and non-member (£280), including accommodation:- Closing 1700 h 30th April 2018

Additional Options:

(7) Full Registration - no accommodation: £240

(8) Student Registration - no accommodation: £110

(9) Day visitors - £75 per day

(10) Banquet ticket (at the Norwich Assembly Rooms, including transport): £45 [You must choose menu options at time of booking]

(11) Additional (Guest) BBQ ticket: £30

(12) Invited speakers - free [access code will be provided]

(13) Student helpers - free [personalised access code will be provided]

Insurance

The University of East Anglia (UEA) does NOT provide insurance or take any responsibility for accidents or illnesses that might occur during the conference or in the course of travel to or from the meeting place. It is the responsibility of participants to check travel health insurance requirements.

Cancellation

Cancellations or amendments notified on or before 1700 h 18 June 2018 will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or amendments on or after this date.

The cancellation terms and conditions apply in all circumstances and as such we strongly advise all participants to ensure they have purchased sufficient insurance cover.

All refunds will be processed after the conference has ended.

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1st February 2018

We welcome contributions for oral or poster presentations on the topic of  “The Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes”. Please take account of the symposium sub-themes when submitting your abstract. Potential contributors should submit abstracts for oral, poster presentation or 3 minute speed-talk by 1st March 2018following the template shown below. The scientific...

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