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.
Jack Jones Memorial Lecture
Steven Cooke (Carleton University, Canada)
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)
John Pinnegar Cefas Lowestoft
Martin Taylor University of East Anglia
Scientific Advisory Committee
Cock Van Oosterhout
Local Organising Committee
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 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.
These are the various registration rates we have agreed for the FSBI conference:
(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
(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]
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.
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.
We welcome contributions for oral or poster presentations on the topic of “Advances in eDNA-based Approaches to Fish Ecology and Management”. 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 following the template shown below. The scientific steering committee will review all abstracts for relevance to the symposium and scientific merit before compiling the programme.Read More
This year, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the first FSBI conference photographic competition. When submitting an abstract, we invite you to submit a photograph (your own image that you have image rights to), that reflects either the content of their abstract, or one of the themes of the conference. If you are not submitting an abstract, you may also submit a photograph to the competition using the conference email address email@example.com. Please ensure your image file name includes your own name and no spaces (use underscores). Please also include a small text blurb to go with the image that explains what is going on in the image and how you came to take it.
Please note: photographs should be related to fish in some way.
Photographs will be shortlisted by a panel of experts before the conference, shortlisted images displayed and conference participants subsequently invited to vote for the ‘best in theme’ and overall ‘best photograph’ prize.
Both shortlisted and non-shortlisted images will used throughout the conference to bring the themes to life.
We will only use the images in relation to the conference, will always be accredited to the photographer, and always with permission. The image rights will remain with the photographer.
Minor image manipulation such as cropping, adjustment of exposure, colour balance etc are acceptable, along with minor dust removal. Adding or removing elements of the image, combining images or elements of images is not allowed. Judges reserve the right to inspect original unprocessed images.Read More
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 steering committee will review all abstracts for relevance to the symposium and scientific merit before compiling the programme.Read More