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The First NPAFC–IYS Workshop on Pacific Salmon Production in a Changing Climate

 

The two-day workshop includes oral presentations and posters. Proceedings of the workshop will be published in the NPAFC Technical Report Series.

Date May 26–27, 2018
Venue The Boutique Hotel,
Istomina Street, Khabarovsk,
680000 Russia
Tel: +7 (4212) 454 222, 76 76 76
http://boutique-hotel.ru

Background
 
The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC; www.npafc.org) will host the First International Year of the Salmon (IYS) Workshop on “Pacific Salmon Production in a Changing Climate” to be held on May 26‒27, 2018, at the Boutique Hotel, Khabarovsk, Russia.  The IYS Workshop will bring together scientists, managers and other stakeholders to consider the current and future status of salmon and their habitats in a changing climate for the conservation of anadromous populations.  Although the workshop focuses on Pacific salmon and steelhead trout, relevant presentations on Atlantic salmon are encouraged.
 
International Year of the Salmon (IYS)
  Salmon are biologically and economically important for Northern Hemisphere countries, however they are facing unpredictable future: e.g., continued warming and increased variability in the world’s oceans may impact salmon ocean distribution, migrations pathways, growth, and marine survival. To improve our understanding of salmon marine ecology, the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) and North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) are leading an ambitious program “the International Year of the Salmon (IYS)” with focal year in 2019 (http://www.npafc.org/new/science_IYS.html).

The IYS is an international framework for collaborative outreach and research, and seeks to increase understanding and raise awareness of the challenges facing salmon and the measures to support their conservation and restoration against increasing environmental variability. The overarching theme of the IYS is “Salmon and People in a Changing World”, and the proposed themes are (1) Status of salmon; (2) Salmon in a changing salmosphere (the current and future geographic range of salmon); (3) New frontiers: (4) Human dimension; and (5) Information systems. These five research themes are integrated into the current NPAFC Science Plan 2016?2020, whose goal is to understand variations in Pacific salmon production in a changing climate (http://www.npafc.org/new/science_plan.html).

Objectives
  Presenters are encouraged to address one of the following workshop objectives within the framework of their selected topic session. Workshop objectives include the following:
 
  • Review knowledge of the distribution, growth and survival of Pacific salmon in the ocean (current status)
  • Review the causes of variations in Pacific salmon production (mechanisms)
  • Anticipate future changes in the production of Pacific salmon and the marine ecosystems producing them (e.g. modelling)
  • Identify research priorities and international cooperative research plans for the IYS initiative
Topic Sessions

 
To reflect the IYS research themes, the workshop will be structured with the five topic sessions. Please identify the topic session for which the abstract is submitted (topic 1 through 5 listed below).
  1. Status of Pacific salmon and steelhead trout
  2. Pacific salmon and steelhead trout in a changing North Pacific Ocean
  3. New technologies
  4. Management systems
  5. Integrated information systems
Schedule
  December 31, 2017: Abstract submissions due
  Late-January, 2018: Announcement of abstract selection to authors
  Early-February, 2018: Second announcement of workshop and registrations including a program
  Early-February, 2018: Workshop and hotel registration open
  Late-March, 2018: Workshop and hotel registration due
  May26–27, 2018: Workshop and extended abstracts due

Russian Visas
  Workshop participants holding Canadian, Japanese, and USA passports will require a visa to enter Russia. Individuals who wish to attend the Workshop are responsible for obtaining the Russian visa at their nearest Russian Embassy/Consulate before their travel.

Registration and Hotel Accommodations
  Registration and hotel information will be available on the NPAFC website (www.npafc.org) after early February 2018.

 


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