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Basking Sharks: A Global Perspective: Conference

Location: Isle of Man
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2009-08-02    
End Date: 2009-08-05

Event Description:
Conservation, Management and Research
Isle of Man
2nd 5th August 2009
A Scientific Symposium and Workshop will be held on 2- 5 August, 2009, in Port Erin, Isle of Man, hosted by the Government of the Isle of Man.
The meeting will:
 Promote international collaboration to establish the status of basking sharks globally
 Develop research to assess the extent of individual movement between regions
 Develop strategies for improving conservation
 Refine approaches to management
The meeting will also provide opportunities to present research results, to share experience of conservation and management, and to develop new international collaborations and strategies for supporting basking shark conservation globally.

Contact email:

Event programme:
**Deadline for abstracts extended**

Collaborators and organisers:
Organising Committee:
Dr. Leonard Compagno, SaveourSeas Shark Centre & Iziko Museums, South Africa
Sonja Fordham, The Shark Alliance, Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Fiona Gell, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Isle of Man
Dr. Mauvis Gore, Marine Conservation International, Scotland, UK
Jackie & Graham Hall, Manx Basking Shark Watch, Isle of Man
Dr. Richard Hartnoll, Manx Wildlife Trust, Isle of Man
Ali Hood, The Shark Trust, UK
Dr. Greg Skomal, Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute, USA

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Registration form:

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

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

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: No

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