2nd Int'l Conference on Marine Ornamentals

Paul Holthus paul.holthus at aquariumcouncil.org
Mon May 7 17:14:34 EDT 2001

Second International Conference on Marine Ornamentals 
Collection, Culture & Conservation 
November 26 - December 1, 2001 
Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa in Walt Disney World® Resort 
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

You're Invited to Join Us! 
Here are the conference details at-a-glance. 

Call for Abstracts 
All individuals involved in the marine ornamentals industry are strongly 
encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster 
presentation. Special consideration will be given to work that synthesizes 
across disciplines. Abstract submissions will be used to identify oral 
presentations, and ALL abstracts, both oral and poster, will be published in 
the conference book of extended abstracts. 
If you wish to make an oral presentation or present a poster, please submit 
an abstract no later than June 1, 2001. 
Abstracts MUST be submitted electronically following the detailed format 
specification outlined in the Call for Abstracts section of the conference 
web site located at: 
Conference Goal 
This conference is designed to contribute to the worldwide goal of creating 
an economically and environmentally viable future for the dynamic marine 
ornamentals industry and its diverse clientele through: 
* Improvements in the methods for the collection and distribution of 
wild marine ornamental species 
* Increases in the variety, quantity and availability of cultured 
marine ornamental species 
* Outreach activities in the conservation and husbandry of marine 
ornamental species 
Programmatic Themes 
The conference will focus on the direction of the marine ornamentals 
industry in the next century and will feature keynote speakers from 
organizations around the world. Topics will include a wide arrange of 
subject matters within the following topical categories:
* Global/Cross-cutting Issues 
* Habitat, Fisheries and Collection 
* Aquaculture 
* Export and Import Issues 
Who Should Attend? 
* Participation will be open to all those interested in addressing the 
problems caused by the increasing exploitation of these marine resources. 
Conference participants will come from: 
* aquafarms 
* university & private research institutions 
* federal, state and regional governments 
* international assistance organizations with conservation 
* pet store dealers and wholesalers 
* commercial collectors 
* equipment manufacturers 
* aquarium media 
* feed suppliers 
* importers/exporters of ornamental fish hobbyists 
* commercial fish growers 
* environmental organizations with fish conservation concerns 
* aquatic health practitioners 
* public and private aquaria 
* students & faculty 
* aquaculture program administrators 
* investors and potential investors in aquaculture businesses 
* regulators of imported aquarium species at federal and state levels 
Trade Show Exposition 
A trade show featuring products, equipment and techniques used in the 
aquaculture industry is being planned in conjunction with the conference. 
The educational agenda coupled with an effective and diverse trade show has 
become an eagerly anticipated event. Whether you come as an exhibitor or 
attendee, the International Marine Ornamentals Conference and Trade Show 
will help you: 
* Find valuable production, processing and marketing information to 
build your business 
* Stay on the cutting edge of the latest industry research, 
developments and technology 
* Discover solutions to challenging problems 
* Learn about government regulations and legislative trends which 
affect the industry 
* Be part of the network and shape the future of marine ornamentals 
* Establish profitable connections with new business contacts 
* Present your company to hundreds of qualified attendees 
* Find supplies and services designed to help you in your operation 
* Enhance your company's visibility through promotional and 
sponsorship opportunities 
For More Information, Visit the Conference Web Site or Contact:
Ms. Beth Miller-Tipton, CMP, Director 
Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI) 
Marine Ornamentals '01 - Conference Coordinator 
University of Florida Leadership and Education Foundation, Inc. (UFLEF) 
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) 
PO Box 110750 
Building 639, Mowry Road 
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750 
PHONE: 1-352-392-5930 / FAX 1-352-392-9734 
EMAIL: <mailto:bmiller-tipton at mail.ifas.ufl.edu>
Website: <http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/~conferweb/MO>

Paul Holthus  
Executive Director, Marine Aquarium Council  

923 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii  USA  96817 
Phone: (+1 808) 550-8217    Fax: (+1 808) 550-8317  
Email: paul.holthus at aquariumcouncil.org  
Website: www.aquariumcouncil.org         
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