Call for papers for the 2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (2WSFC) which will be held in Mérida, Mexico on 21-25 September 2014
The first Congress held in 2010 in Bangkok focused on ‘Issues and Solutions’. Given the advancement in research and enhanced policy interests on small-scale fisheries, 2WSFC will concentrate on exploring ‘OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES’.
The congress is closely linked to the Too Big to Ignore (TBTI) project (toobigtoignore.net), a global research network aimed to elevate the profile of small-scale fisheries. It is opened to anyone interested in small-scale fisheries issues, including fishers, fisher organizations, community groups, policy makers practitioners, managers, donors, students and researchers, who are keen to contribute to an interactive discussion about options and opportunities for a better future of the world small-scale fisheries. In addition to presentations, there will be fisher forum, policy panel, photo contest, movie night as well as a field trip to a fishing community.
Submit an abstract at http://2WSFC.wordpress.com. The deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2014. Notifications for accepted abstracts will be sent out by April 15, 2014. Extended abstracts will be required by July 15, 2014, for inclusion in the Congress Proceedings.
Registration opens on March 1, 2014. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.
We look forward to receiving your contribution and to welcoming you to 2WSFC in Merida in September. For more information about the congress, please visit http://2WSFC.wordpress.com or send email to 2WSFC@mun.ca
Ratana Chuenpagdee (Memorial University, Canada) and Silvia Salas (CINVESTAV Merida, Mexico), Congress Co-Chairs