A global conference on climate change adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture will be held in Bangkok from 8-10 August. The "FishAdapt" conference is being organised by 21 partner organisations from around the world and sponsored by the governments of Japan, Norway, Thailand and the United States.
Climate change is altering aquatic ecosystems, driving shifts in physical and chemical processes, ecological communities and the distribution and abundance of species. These changes have implications for fisheries management, food security and the livelihoods of more than 600 million people world wide that are employed in fisheries and aquaculture or related industries.
This conference is targeted at scientists, development professionals and natural resource managers working in the context of fisheries, aquaculture, rural development and related fields. It will provide a forum to share practical experiences in understanding the vulnerabilities associated with climate change and the development of risk management and adaptation strategies.
The conference will bridge inter-disciplinary gaps and provide a wider, shared perspective on the issues and the current state of knowledge. If you would like to contribute to the development of the conference or to help shape the programme please contact Cassandra De Young (Cassandra.DeYoung 'at' fao.org) for more information.
The FishAdapt Conference website is now open for registration and submission of abstracts!
Participants are invited to share your experiences in supporting climate change adaptation within fisheries and aquaculture among the following themes:
The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2016 and acceptance notifications will be sent on 27 May.
The FishAdapt Conference Committee invites you to submit proposals for special sessions to delve more deeply into areas you feel should be discussed, such as water management, gender, or migration. Alternative formats for special sessions such as panels, workshops, marketplaces and facilitated and interactive sessions are welcome.
To organise a special session please submit a proposal to climate 'at' enaca.org including the title, aim and scope of the session, along with the names, affiliations and short bios of the organisers. The proposal can include additional details such as a list of potential contributors and the format of the session. An abstract is required for everyone wishing to organise a special session.