The Fourth International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching -- At a Glance
The 4th International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching is coming to China, a region where very large scale releases of cultured fishes and invertebrates are being made and have been made for the last 30 years. Large-scale releases highlight the need to understand the consequences for wild populations and ecosystem function so that releases can be designed and implemented to meet their objectives in a responsible way. Viable and responsible approaches that have met their objectives in the past may also need to be adapted to meet the challenges of changing climate and changing global economy. The Themes for the 4th ISSESR are being developed to take these major issues for restocking, stock enhancement and sea ranching into account. The Themes may be modified over time with feedback from the committee members and interested participants and after abstracts have been submitted. Currently, the Themes being considered for the Symposium are:
The First and Second International Symposiums on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching in Norway in 1997 and Japan in 2002 were instrumental in highlighting the technology and approaches needed to release hatchery-reared juveniles in a responsible way.
The Third International Symposium was held in Seattle, USA in September 2006 and was a great success. It also provided the opportunity to refine the technologies needed to achieve responsible practice, and identify how our discipline is contributing to a better understanding of the biological processes that underpin fisheries. The peer-reviewed Proceedings were published in 2008 in Volume 16 (1-3) of Reviews in Fisheries Science.
We invite you to join us also in Shanghai, at the Fourth International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching, to help take this promising field of fisheries science to the next level.