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European Symposium on Marine Protected Areas

Location: Murcia (Spain)
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2007-09-25    
End Date: 2007-09-28

Event Description:
European Symposium on MPAs as a Tool for Fisheries Management & Ecosystem Conservation
Emerging science and interdisciplinary approaches

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are increasingly being used as a tool for both marine nature conservation and the sustainable management of the living resources in our seas. In addition, the ongoing development of an ecosystem based approach to fisheries management has revealed a number of objectives shared between marine nature conservation and fisheries management that may be further integrated through the development of MPAs.

To emphasise the role of MPAs in the integration of fisheries management and nature conservation, the symposium will present and discuss the results from ongoing European and international MPA research, bringing together scientists, managers and stakeholders from all relevant fields and sectors to discuss new findings and approaches regarding ecological, economic and social aspects of MPA development.

Scientific contributions are invited from Europe and other regions. Emerging science, empirical evidence and interdisciplinary approaches relevant for temperate waters are given priority. Managers and regional stakeholders are invited to provide experiences and views.

The organisers of the symposium are the EU funded research projects EMPAFISH and PROTECT, addressing the application of MPAs as a tool for ecosystem conservation and fisheries management in the Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Sea and in the Baltic.

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Abstract submission (max. 400 words) 28 Feb 2007
Evaluation and acceptation of contributions oral or poster 15 Apr 2007
Early registration 31 May 2007
Closure registration 10 Sept 2007
Program and abstracts edited online 31 Jul 2007
Program and abstracts book in paper 20 Sept 2007
Symposium 25-28 Sept 07
Full paper / extended abstract submission During Symp

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Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

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External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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