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Thematic sessions

In the mark of the Fish Forum 2018, presentations were held by various experts during the three thematic sessions namely: i) Better science for better advice; ii) Healthy seas and sustainable fisheries; and iii) Economic analysis and technology for societal benefit.

These thematic sessions highlighted leading research in these areas based, among others, on 120 contributions received through a call for abstracts. Each thematic session was divided in three parallel sessions.

Theme 1 - Better science for better advice
Parallel session 1 - Improving knowledge on stock status

Theme 1 - Better  Science for Better Advice
Parallel session 2 - Innovative strategies to provide advice

Theme 1 - Better science for better advice
Parallel session 3 - The effectiveness of area-based management

Theme 2 - Healthy Seas and Sustainable Fisheries
Parallel session 1 - Addressing climate change as a priority issue

Theme 2 - Healthy Seas & Sustainable Fisheries
Parallel session 2 - Tackling pressing environmental challenges

  • Barcoding the invasives by Nir Stern (National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR), Israel)

Theme 2 - Healthy seas and sustainable fisheries
Parallel session 3 - Interactions between vulnerable species and human activities

Theme 3 - Economic Analysis & Technology for Societal Benefit
Parallel session 1 - Improving knowledge on the social and economic impact of fisheries

Theme 3 - Economic Analysis & Technology for Societal Benefit
Parallel session 2 - Mapping value chains

Theme 3 - Economic Analysis & Technology for Societal Benefit
Parallel session 3 - Marine technology promotingeconomic and environmental sustainability of fisheries