july, 2018

16julAll Day20IIFET 2018The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) Conference 2018, Seattle


Event Details

The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) and the conference organizers welcome all with an interest in the economics of fishery management, seafood trade, and aquaculture, to join us for the nineteenth international Biennial Conference of IIFET to be held on the campus of the University of Washington, in the “Emerald City”: Seattle, Washington, USA.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. James (Jim) L. Anderson and Dr. Cathy Roheim, who will be named IIFET Fellows in 2018, will give keynote addresses at the conference.

IIFET is the only global professional organization devoted to improving understanding of all aspects of fisheries and aquaculture economics and seafood trade. Members include academics, fisheries managers and policy makers, seafood industry members, international organizations and national government representatives.

Themes for IIFET 2018 include the following:

  • Economics of Aquaculture
  • Seafood Markets and Trade
  • Certification of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • 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
  • Interdependency of Fishery Management and Seafood Markets
  • Understanding Small-scale and Developing Country Fisheries
  • Managing Small-scale and Developing Country Fisheries
  • Management Challenges of a Changing Environment.

In addition, we will have an exciting group of closed special sessions as well as the following Open Sessions to which abstracts can be submitted:

  • Game Theory and Fisheries Management
  • Modelling social-ecological systems: methods and tools for scenario development and prediction
  • Bringing Gender Discourse in Fisheries Economics and Trade. Gender economics research in fisheries and aquaculture: new challenges and opportunities
  • Economic and social impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture
  • Economics of Protected Marine Species
  • Sustainable management of coastal fisheries and aquaculture with a holistic approach: identify knowledge gaps and concrete frameworks
  • Tools for Stock Assessment, Economic Fishery Analysis, and Risk Assessment for Sustainable Management Strategies of Data Poor Stocks in Mixed, Small Scale and Indigenous Fisheries
  • Northern fisheries: Adapting to a changing world
  • Next generation RFMO governance: Climate change, allocations, and privatization, oh my!
  • Different approaches and priorities for modeling fisher behavior
  • Barriers to fisheries markets and trade in the developing world
  • Special session in honor of the contributions of James Wilen to marine resource economics
  • Financing, Incentive Structures, & Sustainability
  • The economics of fisheries conflict.

Thank you very much for your interest in IIFET 2018.  We are trying to create one of the best conferences ever and your participation will help make it happen!

Seattle Local Organizing Committee:

Chris Anderson, University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science

Alan Haynie, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Dan Holland, NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center


july 16 (Monday) - 20 (Friday) PST


University of Washington