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Past Symposia and Conferences

NAFO also organizes symposia, conferences, and scientific workshops, and it sponsors invited speakers to Scientific Council meetings and other scientific NAFO events. NAFO hosted the Elasmobranch Symposium (2002), a mini-Symposium on Environmental Conditions in NAFO Waters (2003), a Geostatistics Workshop (2003), and a Symposium on the Flemish Cap Ecosystem (2004).

Symposium on Elasmobranch Fisheries (September 2002)

Elasmobranch Fisheries: Managing for Sustainable Use and Biodiversity Conservation

The Symposium was organized by the NAFO Secretariat and co-convened by D. W. Kulka (DFO, NAFO ), J. A. Musick (VIMS, co-chair, IUCN Elasmobranch Species Specialist Group), M. Pawson (CEFAS) and 

T. Walker (MAFRI).

Keynote speakers were Sarah Fowler of Naturebureau International and co-chair, IUCN Elasmobranch Species Specialist Group who summarized the summarized the current state of shark management issues worldwide.

There were four themes for the symposium: Life History and Demographic Analysis (Jack Musick - convenor); Stock Identity (Mike Pawson - convenor); Stock Assessment (Dave Kulka - convenor) and Harvest Strategies and Biodiversity Maintenance (Terry Walker - convenor).

As well 3 invited speakers addressed specific issues within the four sessions.

The proceedings of this symposium have been published in the Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science.


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