IMCC6 takes place in Kiel, Germany, 22 - 28 August 2020. Abstract submission for talks and posters is now open. Deadline: 24 February '20. Early bird registration is now open.
IMCC6 takes place in Kiel, Germany, 22 – 28 August 2020.
- Abstract submission for talks and posters is now open.
Deadline: 24 February ’20.
- Early bird registration is now open.
To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science and use it to inform policy and management to catalyze change. The International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy.
With over 700 marine conservation professionals and students in attendance, IMCC is the most important international event for anyone involved or interested in marine conservation. The meeting brings together marine conservationists from many walks of life including but not limited to scientists, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, artists and journalists.
IMCC6 takes place in the sailing city of Kiel, Germany. Join us in Kiel as we come together to help Make Marine Science Matter!
August 22 (Saturday) - September 28 (Monday)
Join us this summer for IMBeR ClimEco7 Summer School - Interdisciplinary ocean science for sustainable development goals Date August 17 – 21, 2020 Location Vancouver, BC, Canada ClimEco7 is the seventh in a series
Join us this summer for IMBeR ClimEco7 Summer School – Interdisciplinary ocean science for sustainable development goals
August 17 – 21, 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada
ClimEco7 is the seventh in a series of “Climate and Ecosystems” biennial summer schools organised by IMBeR, the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project. ClimEco summer schools are designed for 60-70 post-graduate students and early career researchers and are led by an interdisciplinary group of scientists which includes leaders in their respective fields.
How to Apply
Submit the Application Form plus a short CV (in English, 2 pages max) before March 9, 2020.
Participants will be selected on their research interests and motivation for attending.
This event is being co-hosted by the IOF’s Changing Ocean Research Unit (CORU) and Fishery Economic Research Unit (FERU).ClimEco7-Flyer
august 17 (Monday) - 21 (Friday) PST
Call for Early Abstracts! (IIFET Link) Early abstract submission is open until 10 Dec! There are over 40 themes and special sessions to choose from! The
Call for Early Abstracts! (IIFET Link)
Early abstract submission is open until 10 Dec! There are over 40 themes and special sessions to choose from!
The early abstract submission period is mainly intended for those who need an acceptance decision soon in order to apply for travel support from the conference organizers or other sources and who need more time to secure a visa to Spain. Authors who do not require an early decision may submit and abstract during the regular abstract submission period which will open 11 Dec 2019 and close 1 February 2020.
If you are from AND reside in a developing country and wish to apply for travel support from the conference organizers (or other funding sources with early deadlines), please submit your abstract during the early abstract submission period. We are seeking developing country support funds but the number of travel grants we can offer is limited, so please expand your search for support to other agencies. The quality of abstracts will be a primary determinant in our competitive selection process. We prioritize support to citizens and residents of Low-Income and Lower-Middle-Income countries and, in some situations, can provide more limited support to Upper-Middle-Income country participants. Visit the World Bank site to find lists of countries in these categories.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
- Go here to submit your abstract.
- If you have already created a profile, choose “Returning user”. Enter your email address and password to access your account. If you have forgotten your password, click “Reset Password” and an email will be sent to you with instructions to reset your password.
- If you are a first-time user, select “Click Here to Create a Profile” and fill in the respective fields. Once done, you can submit your abstract(s). You will also receive a confirmation email with your password. You may update your password at any time by clicking on “Update Profile”.
- Complete all mandatory sections of the Abstract Submission Form.
- If you are a citizen of a developing country AND a current resident of a developing country, you may qualify to receive financial assistance.
And don’t forget about these Important Dates!
18 OCT 2019: Deadline for Special Session submissions
7 NOV 2019: Notification of acceptance of special sessions
10 DEC 2019: Deadline for Early Abstracts
15 JAN 2020: Notification of acceptance of early abstracts
1 FEB 2020: Deadline for Abstract submissions
5 MAR 2020: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
1 MAY 2020: Deadline for Presenter Registration
15 MAY 2020: Deadline for Early Registration
15 JUN 2020: Deadline for Regular Registration
27 JUN 2020: Deadline for Late Registration
June 29 (Monday) - July 3 (Friday)
TBTI has been promoting the notion of ‘Blue Justice’ through various platforms. One of our most prominent efforts was the registration of Blue Justice for Small-Scale
TBTI has been promoting the notion of ‘Blue Justice’ through various platforms. One of our most prominent efforts was the registration of Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries as a voluntary commitment to the Ocean Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14). Our pledge joins more than 1,400 other voluntary commitments to save our oceans, all registered on a UN platform.
The commitment, which is part of our ongoing ‘Blue Justice’ campaign, calls attention to the current discourse about Blue Growth/Blue Economy, which poses potential risks to the rights of small-scale fisheries to the fishing livelihoods, which include access to fisheries resources, to coastal and ocean space, and to local, national and international markets. The campaign is urging for the social justice of small-scale fisheries be recognized not only as a basic right, but also an important condition for the realization of the UN Sustainable Goals and implementation of the SSF Guidelines.
june 2 (Tuesday) - 6 (Saturday)
Call for Abstracts The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind in the region, featuring the latest scientific research and
The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind in the region, featuring the latest scientific research and management issues relevant to the health of the Salish Sea ecosystem. The conference features plenary sessions, concurrent oral sessions and poster presentations, workshops, field trips and other special events including a film festival in 2020. The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference happens every two years, alternating between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.
april 19 (Sunday) - 22 (Wednesday)
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver Convention Centre
Background on Fisheries for Communities Gathering 1.0 The first Fisheries for Communities Gathering was held in Vancouver on February 23, 2018. The Gathering brought together more than 120 people including fish
Background on Fisheries for Communities Gathering 1.0
The first Fisheries for Communities Gathering was held in Vancouver on February 23, 2018. The Gathering brought together more than 120 people including fish harvesters and Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishing interests, from different generations and geographically diverse coastal regions. There were also First Nations leaders, mayors from coastal communities, environmental groups, fish harvester organizations from Canada and Alaska, NGOs, BC food activists, academics, and Provincial and Federal elected officials. All were there to express concern for the current state of BC commercial fisheries, to listen, and to add their voice to the need for change.
While each group came with their own experiences of the issues and had different interests, there was agreement from the entire gathering on the need for immediate fisheries policy reform to ensure that fish harvesters, First Nations, and coastal fishing communities are more fully supported, and are the primary benefactors of the resource. There was also a call on the then Minister of Fisheries to perform an independent review of BC commercial fisheries licensing policy, built on a transparent and inclusive process, to:
a) Ensure fisheries licensing policy in the Pacific region supports independent fish harvesters, First Nations, and the revival of rural fishing communities, and
b) Determine how “social, economic, and cultural” objectives are to be achieved in Pacific region fisheries.
There was agreement from attendees on the guiding principles for reform. The full proceedings report from this event can be seen here http://www.bucksuzuki.org/images/uploads/docs/FisheriesForCommunities_April19.pdf
This request was heard. The Minister did launch a West Coast licence review, which was subsequently taken over by the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO). After months of hearings and deliberations this committee made 20 recommendations to address these issues. https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/FOPO/report-21/
Purpose for Fisheries for Communities Gathering 2.0
Much like the previous gathering, the Fisheries for Communities Gathering 2.0 will bring together fish harvesters as well as other individuals, communities, organizations and governments whose livelihoods, economies, food access, cultures, and wellbeing are tied to local fisheries, and who want to continue to work together to ensure fisheries support them and their communities now, and for future generations. This is timely as the newly elected Federal Government will have to decide if, and how, to act on FOPO’s recently released report and 20 recommendations on West Coast fisheries licensing policy reform. This event will provide an opportunity for participants to share thoughts, concerns, desired outcomes around these recommendations, and to show the government that action and follow through on these important issues are needed. The Gathering will also provide a space for those concerned about the health of our fisheries and fishing communities, to connect with each other, build relationships, and share concerns, ideas, and hopes for a better future.
The issues are many and complex and there are many current and growing threats to the wellbeing of our fishing communities. Independent harvesters face numerous challenges trying to stay afloat. Among them is the increasing control of the resource from non-coastal business interests. This is the result of policies that enable speculative investors and multinational companies to purchase, own and lease our local fishing rights. As a result, the tangible and broader intangible benefits of local fisheries are being taken from the coastal communities adjacent to them. Influence over decision-making has shifted away from the people and communities connected to fisheries. Fish harvesters are losing their voice in key decisions that affect them and their ability to earn a living from fishing is being increasingly compromised.
Despite all the challenges we do have a moment of opportunity to make positive change! There has been progress since the last gathering, along with the FOPO report, this past June the Federal government passed Bill C-68 instilling socio-economic objectives in support of fishermen, coastal communities and First Nations into the Fisheries Act. The new Fisheries Act states that it will keep the benefits of fishing in the hands of independent fish harvesters and their adjacent communities. In addition, the Fisheries and Oceans Standing Committee completed a study on West Coast fisheries, and released 20 recommendations for West Coast fisheries policy reform to help ensure that the benefits from fishing flow to independent harvesters, First Nations, and coastal communities. It is not too late to change the policy foundations that continue to rob the coast of the social, economic and cultural values of adjacent fisheries. Now there is a chance for change that can sustain these values and revive or create new local fisheries, reinvigorate communities, food access and jobs, and rebuild longstanding connections to the sea.
This Gathering provides an opportunity for individuals affected by years of bad fisheries policy to combine their voices, and describe the change needed to revitalize our coast and realize all that its ocean bounty has to offer coastal communities, now and for future generations.
Participants: Registration is required BEFORE February 4. Register via Eventbrite, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E4, Ph: 250.753.6601
When: February 10-11th, 2020
Feb 10th 10:00– 5:00PM (8:30AM registration & continental breakfast; 12:30 lunch provided; 6:00PM catered dinner and social time)
Feb 11th 9:00AM – 4:30PM (8:30AM continental breakfast; 12:30 lunch provided)
Support: There is a limited budget for this event but we do not want costs to be a barrier to attendance. If you need financial assistance with travel expenses, please contact email below.
More Info: email@example.com
Ecotrust Canada and TBuck Suzuki are facilitating this meeting on behalf of those working to find a common focus and voice on the barriers to thriving, sustainable coastal fisheries and more equitable access to the wealth of the oceans.
10 (Monday) 10:00 am - 11 (Tuesday) 4:30 pm PST
Coast Bastion Hotel
11 Bastion Street
About this Event Join us in Nanaimo for our 4th annual BC Young Fishermen's Gathering! What to expect Advance your business, policy, and leadership skills in workshops with industry professionals and
About this Event
Join us in Nanaimo for our 4th annual BC Young Fishermen’s Gathering!
What to expect
Advance your business, policy, and leadership skills in workshops with industry professionals and network with peers from across the coast.
Workshop topics range from business planning, marketing your catch, policy and management, the future of BC’s fishing industry, and more. Plus an optional tour, evening reception and a chance to win fishing swag prizes!
This year we will be switching things up, with a new format and new topics for those who have joined us before. Our 2020 agenda will be posted soon, but examples of past agendas can be found on our website- https://bcyoungfishermen.ca/annual_gathering.
Who should attend
The event is hosted by fishermen, for fishermen. We’re open to young commercial fishermen (55 and under), new entrants to the industry (within 5 years), or those considering fishing as a career.
We appreciate the interest we have received from folks across the non-profit, academic, private and public sector and recognize the important roles you play in supporting the next generation of B.C.’s fleet. However, we have limited space for non-commercial fishermen, and will be accepting registrations on a first-come-first-served basis.
Registration fee covers workshop attendance, two lunches and one breakfast, and a tour.
Early bird discount- save 20% if you register before Dec 31, 2019!
Limited travel bursaries are available, please select if financial assistance is required through the registration process.
We have a group rate at the Coast Bastion Hotel. Please book ASAP to secure your spot by calling 800 663-1144 and quoting ‘BC Young Fishermen’s Gathering’.
23 (Thursday) 8:00 am - 24 (Friday) 5:00 pm PST
Coast Bastion Hotel
11 Bastion Street
The World Trade Organization (WTO) was tasked with eliminating overfishing fisheries subsidies way back in 2001. This is yet to be accomplished. To support the ongoing WTO negotiations, the Fisheries
The World Trade Organization (WTO) was tasked with eliminating overfishing fisheries subsidies way back in 2001. This is yet to be accomplished. To support the ongoing WTO negotiations, the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC has been providing fisheries subsidies data and analysis to the global community since the early 2000s. Dr. Rashid Sumaila will present his latest findings and describe the state of play in the struggle to discipline harmful subsidies.
(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PST
AERL Theatre (120)