FOURTH BIENNIAL NAAFE FORUM, MARCH 28-30, 2007:
Second Call for Abstracts
NAAFE Forum 2007
The Forum follows successful prior NAAFE events held in New Orleans, Virginia, and Vancouver,
Canada. NAAFE's upcoming forum will be organized by Dr. Juan Carlos Seijo of the Universidad Marista de
Merida and will be comprised of 2 1/2 days of conference sessions, March 28-30, plus a one day post-conference tour to the
fishing port of San Felipe on the nearby Yucatan coast, Saturday, March 31. An optional pre-conference workshop
on Spatial Bioeconomic Analysis of Coastal Fisheries will be offered March 27.
Conference themes include:
-Economics of ecosystem-based fisheries management
-Spatial modeling and management of metapopulations
-Bioeconomics of marine protected areas
-Decision theory and uncertain fisheries environments
-Fisheries governance: high seas, regional fisheries organizations and coastal artisanal fisheries
-Rights-based fisheries: co-management, community-based management and ITQs
-Current fishery management issues: restructuring, and buyback controls
-Valuation of ecosystem services and biodiversity
-Valuation of recreational fisheries
-Economic effects of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing
-Aquaculture: bioeconomics of aquaculture, productivity, risk, and uncertainty
-Trade, traceability, and marketing of fisheries and aquaculture products
The conference website is open at:
http://www.marista.edu.mx/naafe/home.html. Please submit your
250 word abstract online, by visiting the website and clicking on "abstract submission".
We invite you to thoroughly examine the website which is extremely well organized and provides lots
of useful information provided by Juan Carlos and his excellent team at UMM. The Yucatan peninsula
will provide conference participants not only with a host of interesting fisheries issues set in the
unique eco- and social systems of the Gulf of Mexico, but also with ample opportunities for tourism
before and after the Forum itself. Merida is a beautiful city with much to offer, and social events
including a banquet at the nearby Hacienda San Pedro Chimay. Anyone who has had the good fortune to
experience this region and Juan Carlos's warm hospitality will enthusiastically attest to the fact
that it's one of the most wonderful places in North America.
Please submit your abstract as soon as possible, at the latest by December 8, 2006, to enable the
organizers to develop the program in a timely fashion, and to make best use of the submitted materials
to develop an excellent program.
We look forward to seeing you in Mexico next March!
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