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Call for abstract submissions for Session 8 at the 7th World Fisheires Congress

10
Nov
2015
7th WFC

Call for abstract submissions for the HOW CAN NATURAL SCIENCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH BE INTEGRATED INTO SCIENCE ADVICE SO THAT IT IS USEFUL TO POLICY MAKERS AND THE BROADER SOCIETY? Session at the 7th World Fisheries Congress

 

Organizers:

  1. AlidaBundy, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, alida.bundy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
  2. Yunne-jaeShin, Institute of Research for Development, France, yunne-jai.shin@ird.fr

Session abstract:

Marine biodiversity is threatened by an array of anthropogenic drivers and stressors. In many marine ecosystems, fisheries exploitation is the main cause of reductions in genetic, species, functional and ecosystem biodiversity. Protection of marine biodiversity is key to support productive and healthy oceans and the provision of many ecosystems services. To this end, regulatory bodies and policy drivers such as the European Commission Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi Targets call for effective Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) to be in place by 2020, which requires the integration of information on the broader ecosystem and human dimensions. To progress towards effective EBFM, the scientific community has emphasized the development of indicator-based approaches, eg., Integrated ecosystem assessments, to track and evaluate the ecosystem effects of fishing and the effectiveness of management measures to maintain resources in a sustainable form. There is now a wealth of ecosystem and biodiversity indicators proposed by the scientific community and frameworks have been developed for the selection of indicators, mostly based on ecological theory and data availability. However, this is only a part of what is required to meeting the objectives of EBFM, the MSFD and other sustainability targets. This session therefore aims at evaluating the usefulness of indicators and developing the next challenges for EBFM. We invite papers that explore: indicator performance, the likely impacts of climate change on indicator behaviour, the development of indicator reference points, tipping points and thresholds beyond which ecosystems are altered decisions rules for ecosystem indicators integrative, interdisciplinary frameworks to assess the state of marine ecosystems and trigger management actions effective communication of results to management bodies

 

Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2015

More info:  http://www.wfc2016.or.kr/english/02_program/02_program.asp