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Shellfish symposium - 5-7 November 2019

16 April 2019

Shellfish symposium - 5-7 November 2019

  Tromsø, Norway

Call for abstracts is now open. Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2019. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The goal of this symposium is to discuss the role of cold-water shellfish both as a harvestable resource and as important ecosystem players in northern hemisphere cold marine ecosystem:   How do we exploit them sustainably Can we explain the recent changes in distribution and population dynamics for e.g.  shrimp and snow crab, and what should be the management responses? What are the ecological effects of invasive species, and should they be controlled by excessive harvests or managed for sustainability? The ecosystem effects of the boom and bust of large shellfish populations are potentially massive; can these impacts be quantified? ...

NAFO Scientific Council Flemish Cap (NAFO Div. 3M) Cod Stock Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE)

PICES is searching for a new Executive Secretary for early 2020

17 January 2019

PICES is searching for a new Executive Secretary for early 2020

Applications close on Jun 15, 2019.

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PICES is searching for a new Executive Secretary for early 2020. 

PICES is beginning the search for a new Executive Secretary to replace Robin Brown, who will retire in February 2020. For more information, please visit The full description of the job and the application process is available at

Applications and letters of reference must be in English and marked “Personal and Confidential”. Applications must be transmitted electronically to Dr. Chul Park, PICES Chairman at, and received no later than June 15, 2019.

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Various Science Positions - Memorial University of Newfoundland
Quantitative Fisheries Scientist, Fisheries Stock Assessment Scientist, and MSc and PhD students

Application information is available in the Training section of our website ( target="_blank") along with the detailed 2015 Course Report.  Questions regarding the programme or application process can be addressed to Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Programme Officer ( 

  • International Ocean Institute (IOI).

The individual will gain experience and knowledge in operations of NAFO as an intergovernmental organization while the NAFO Secretariat will benefit through the presence of an additional professional and his/her capacity and knowledge.

Nature of the Internship
Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, interns will work on project(s) at the Secretariat relevant to their professional interests, scholarship programs and development needs. Interns may be given a wide variety of tasks related to various aspects of:

  • fisheries management
  • fisheries science
  • databases
  • administrative, meeting coordination, publications; and
  • other NAFO activities delegated by the Executive Secretary.
For more information about the programme, click here. Internship Info

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