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Fishermen's Forum 2016 - Sustaining Fisheries: Challenges and Changes
The 2016 Fishermen’s Forum will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 21st and 22nd, at St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish Nova Scotia.
Please register to attend.
The Fishermen’s Forum is an annual event organized by the Gulf Aquarium and Marine Station Cooperative (GAMS) of Grand Etang,Cape Breton Island. The goal of these workshops is to provide opportunity for conversation and collaboration between all sectors concerned with the impacts of a changing climate on marine ecosystems and resources, and on the coastal communities that they support. Fishermen, scientists, government, and industry meet in an informal setting of presentations, panels and round table conversations to share their observations and questions.
As at past Fishermen’s Forums, the theme will be the effects of a very rapidly changing climate on the marine environment. This year the conversation will focus on the effects of these changes on specific fisheries, aquaculture, other ocean resources, and on communities now and in the future.
Potential discussion topics include:
- Lobster and crab fisheries in a rapidly changing climate
- Ground fisheries now and in the future
- Managing for Sustainability
- Emerging fisheries: new opportunities
- Fishermen Science: data sharing
- Bait Challenges: status, and alternatives
- Aquaculture challenges and developments
- Marketing potentials
Join us as fishermen, and scientists engage in discussions around these topics. These discussions are used to identify areas in need of study, and to pair research needs with oppertunites.