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2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (21-25 September 2014, Mérida, Mexico): Second call for contributions

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Feb
2014
2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (21-25 September 2014, Mérida, Mexico): Second call for contributions

Individual Paper submission:

Please make sure your paper fits well within one of the seven 2WSFC themes. Please indicate, among other things, whether you are interested in regular or a speed presentation (5 min). If you are a student, let us know if you would like to participate in the student based paper contest. For more information, visit: http://2wsfc.wordpress.com/call-for-contributions-2/individual-paper-submission/

Session submission:

Those interested in organizing a session around one of the Congress themes can now submit their proposals. Make sure to provide title, session organizer, a detailed list of presenters, and a session synopsis. Please also indicate the format and duration of the proposed session (1, 1.5 or 2 hours). Innovative and interactive format are encouraged. For more information, visit: http://2wsfc.wordpress.com/call-for-contributions-2/session-submission/

Fishers and community participation:

We encourage fishers and community members to participate in the Congress. There will be a special plenary session for fishers to share knowledge and idea, as well as an opportunity to interact with other fishers from around the world during the field excursion. Although the official language of the conference is English, we will provide you with Œwhisperers¹ to help you follow the presentations and the discussion. Please contact us at 2wsfc@mun.ca if you are interested in attending. Some funding is available to support your participation. For more information, visit: http://2wsfc.wordpress.com/registration/travel-grant-application/

Important dates:

The deadline for submission of individual papers and sessions is March 31, 2014. Notifications for accepted papers and sessions will be sent out by April 15, 2014. Extended abstracts will be required by July 15, 2014, for inclusion in the Congress Proceedings.

Registration:

Registration will be opened on April 1, 2014. Early registration fee of US$295 will end on May 15th, 2014. Full registration fee of US$375 applies after that date. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. A limited number of special registration fee for students and community/NGOs is offered at US$175, on a first come first serve basis.

Travel Grant Application:

A limited amount of funding is available to participants for requiring travel support. Priorities will be given to students, early career scientists, and members of fishing communities. To apply, please follow the link: http://2wsfc.wordpress.com/registration/travel-grant-application/

Information about accommodation and other logistics will soon be available website: http://2wsfc.wordpress.com/. A call for photo contest and documentary submission will be announced in the near future.