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Fisheries, Oceanography and Society: Deep-sea Fisheries: Ecology, Economics and Conservation

Location: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and New Engla
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2004-09-12    
End Date: 2004-09-14

Event Description:
The Symposium will convene experts on all aspects of deep-sea species and habitats
that may be targeted by emerging fisheries. It will include ecology and biology of
seamounts and canyons, technology and economics of deep-sea fishing,
conservation concerns, and regulatory actions. Through a combination of overview
presentations, case study reports and working groups, the Symposium participants
will develop consensus recommendations regarding priorities in research,
technology, and policy development for the orderly evaluation, regulation and
monitoring of future deep-sea fisheries.

Registration fee of $75.00 includes program, continental breakfasts, lunches, and
receptions. Optional dinner on 9/13 is $30.00. Checks or credit cards accepted.
Register online at

Contributed posters may be brought for display during breaks, lunches and reception.
Posters should not exceed 3 x 4 ft (1 x 1.33 m). All poster abstracts will be included in
Symposium proceedings posted on the Symposium website. For inclusion in the
program listing, please submit poster titles and abstracts through the Registration
Form process or via email by September 1, 2004 to

Contact email:

Event programme:
Click on programme

Sunday Sept. 12 New England Aquarium, Boston

4:00 - 8:00 pm: Registration
5:00 – 6:00 pm: IMAX theater “Volcanoes of the Deep”
(free admission to [public] showing)
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Reception in waterfront tent
(hors d’ouevres and beer/wine bar)
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Free entry to Aquarium exhibits
8:30 -- 10:00 pm:
Bus transportation of participants to hotels in Falmouth/Woods Hole

Monday, Sept 13. Plenary sessions in Redfield Auditorium

8:00 – 8:45: Registration and continental breakfast, Redfield Lobby
8:45 – 9:00: Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium.
Larry Madin, WHOI Ocean Life Institute, USA
9:00 – 9:30: Ecology of Seamounts.
Karen Stocks, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
9:30 – 10:00: Deep-sea fisheries of the Atlantic Ocean.
John Gordon, Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK
10:00 – 10:20: Break and Posters
10:20 – 10:50: The New England Seamounts.
Peter Auster, University of Connecticut, USA
10:50 – 11:20: Life-history patterns of deep-sea fishes and the implications for sustainable deep-sea fisheries.
Tony Koslow, CSIRO Marine Research, Australia
11:20 – 12:00: Panel Discussion: The Research Agenda.
Panelists to be announced
12:00 – 1:30: Lunch break and Posters
1:30 – 2:00: Case Study 1. Seamounts and deep-sea fisheries in New Zealand.
Malcolm Clark, NIWA, New Zealand
2:00 – 2:30: Case Study 2: Deep Coral Reefs
David Billett, Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
2:30 – 3:00: Case Study 3: Canyons and Fisheries.
Speaker to be announced
3:00 – 3:30: Break and Posters
3:30 – 5:30: Working Groups: Establish groups and goals
6:00 – 7:30: Reception and Posters
7:30 – 9:00: Dinner
9:00 – 9:30: After Dinner Talk:
Speaker to be announced

Tuesday, Sept 14. Plenary sessions in Redfield Auditorium

8:00 – 8:45: Continental Breakfast, Redfield Lobby
8:45 – 9:00: Introduction and housekeeping remarks
9:00 – 9:30: Economics of current and projected deep-sea fisheries.
Porter Hoagland, WHOI Marine Policy Center, USA
9:30 – 10:00: Role of fishing industry in management and conservation of deep-sea fisheries.
Speaker to be announced
10:00 – 10:20: Break and Posters
10:20 – 10:50: Role of the seafood industry and consumers.
Craig Appleyard, Ahold USA and Glenn Hovermale, New England Aquarium, USA
10:50 – 11:20: National and international regulatory actions for deep-sea and open ocean fisheries.
Elizabeth DeSombre, Wellesley College, USA
11:20 – 11:50: Protective and precautionary measures for deep-sea environments.
Kristina Gjerde, IUCN, Poland
11:50 – 12:30: Panel Discussion: Cooperation and Progress in Regulation of Deep-sea Fisheries: Industry, Government and NGOs.
Panelists to be announced
12:30 – 2:00: Lunch break and Posters
2:00 – 5:00: Working Groups [refreshments in breakout rooms]
5:00 – 6:30: Working Group reports and discussion in Plenary
6:30: Adjourn.

Collaborators and organisers:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and New England Aquarium

Website url:

Registration form:

Registration fee: $75.00

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: Yes

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