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Shellfish - Resources and Invaders of the North

Shellfish symposium - 5-7 November 2019 - Tromsø, Norway

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?

Symposium format

The 3-day symposium will consist of plenary sessions and poster presentations. Sessions will include invited and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be selected for oral and poster presentations. Duration of t​alks including question: 20 min (e.g. 17 min. talk + 3 min. questions). 

Publication Plan

Contributions will be published in ICES Journal of Marine Science. Note that manuscripts can be submitted at any time between the first call for papers, 11 February until 3 months after the conference, 8 February 2020.

Go to the IJMS website for information about how submit a manuscript.

Symposium partners

The symposium is hosted by the Institute of Marine Research (IMR).


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Position Announcement - Compliance Officer - ICCAT

Deadline for application - 14 June 2019

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), an inter-governmental Regional Fisheries Management Organization, seeks applicants for the position of Compliance Officer. ICCAT is based in Madrid, Spain, and is concerned with the monitoring, assessment and conservation of tuna and tuna-like stocks in the Atlantic Ocean and Adjacent Seas. For more info about ICCAT, visit their website.

Applications should be sent to:

Mr. Camille Jean Pierre Manel
ICCAT Executive Secretary
C/Corazón de María 8 6th Floor
28002 Madrid, Spain

VACANCY NOTICE - SIOFA - Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement
Executive Secretary

The role of the Executive Secretary is to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the SIOFA Secretariat based in La Reunion.
Remuneration is expected to be in the range on the United Nations salary scale for a P4 or P5 agent.
Deadline for applications is 1st June 2019.
Interviews to take place 1st week July at the Sixth Meeting of the Parties in Mauritius.
For full details please see the attached Vacancy Notice.

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.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: 

Vacancy Announcements - none available at this time

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

Internship application

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