[Coral-List] Coral Reef Fisheries Symposium

Tim McClanahan tmcclanahan at wcs.org
Wed Oct 24 01:05:29 EDT 2007

Dear colleagues:
We would like to invite you to participate in Mini-Symposium 22, "Coral reef
associated fisheries", being held at the 11th ICRS in Fort Lauderdale, July
7th-11th 2008.
The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium science program will address
scientific questions within the framework of a series of Mini-Symposia
developed to address problems and issues on contemporary coral reefs that
will assist management to sustain future reefs.
The central topics of Mini-Symposium 22 are as follows:
1) How do reef fishes manipulate reef ecosystems and what is the potential
to manage coral reef ecology through selectivity choices and off-take rates?
2) Are fisheries-driven reef system change and degradation reversible and
what are the mechanisms for recovery?
3) Which management options (e.g., time and space closures, effort and gear
restrictions, species and size restrictions) are most useful for ecosystem
management and adoption by fishers?
4) What metrics might be used to assess effects of reef fisheries at the
ecosystem level?
5) How can conventional stock assessment be useful in achieving coral reef
ecosystem management?
6) What are the prospects for reef fisheries in the future? Where should
capacity be developed and how can these systems be managed under
Submissions that address these questions are encouraged but not mandatory.
We welcome abstract submissions on these topics as well as all aspects of
³Coral reef associated fisheries². If you have an alternative question or
questions you are addressing, please so note.  All submissions addressing
³Coral reef associated fisheries² are encouraged to be submitted for
When submitting your abstracts, please use the session code: Mini-Symposium
22. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 November 2007.
For abstract submission, registration, and other information, please visit:
Mini-Symposium 22
³Coral reef associated fisheries²
Tim McClanahan
Nicholas Polunin
Nicholas Graham
Aaron MacNeil
If you know of anyone who might be interested who might not receive this
notice, please feel free to pass it along. We look forward to your
participation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Tim McClanahan, PhD
Senior Conservation Zoologist
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