Conference: Sustaining iconic diadromous fishes: The potential and pitfalls of cultivation
The IMPRESS network is pleased to announce an international conference devoted to the topic of fish cultivation for conservation and sustainable use of wild diadromous species such as eel, salmon and sturgeon. The conference will take place in the city of Arendal on the Southern coast of Norway on June 17-19, 2018.
The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists and various stakeholders to discuss the costs and benefits of cultivation for stocking purposes of wild salmon, eel and sturgeon, and how to improve the quality of future cultivation programs. Particular focus will be given to three iconic diadromous fish species; eel, salmon, and sturgeon, with the additional aim to gather professionals across these species, to exchange perspectives and lessons learned. The conference will explore further both the pros and cons of current restocking strategies. The conference is multidisciplinary and welcome applied and basic contributions from biological sciences, ecology, and social sciences as well as practitioners. There will be a mix of invited speakers and oral sessions based on abstract submissions.
Prof. Eva Thorstad, Norway
Dr. Sten Karlsson, Norway
Dr. Alan Walker, UK
Dr. Kyle Young, Switzerland
Prof. Robert Arlinghaus, Germany
Dr. Jörn Gessner, Germany