IMPRESS – Improved production strategies for endangered freshwater species

Final network conference

Final network conference – June 17-20, 2018, Arendal, Norway

Sustaining iconic diadromous fishes: The potential and pitfalls of cultivation.

The IMPRESS network is pleased to announce an international conference devoted to the topic of fish cultivation for conservation and sustainable use of wild diadromous species such as eel, salmon and sturgeon. The conference will take place in the city of Arendal on the Southern coast of Norway on June 17-20, 2018.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists and various stakeholders to discuss the costs and benefits of cultivation for stocking purposes of wild salmon, eel and sturgeon, and how to improve the quality of future cultivation programs. Particular focus will be given to three iconic diadromous fish species; eel, salmon, and sturgeon, with the additional aim to gather professionals across these species, to exchange perspectives and lessons learned. The conference will explore further both the pros and cons of current restocking strategies.

The conference is multidisciplinary and welcome applied and basic contributions from biological sciences, ecology, and social sciences as well as from practitioners. There will be a mix of invited speakers and oral sessions based on abstract submissions.

Please visit the IMPRESS 2018 Conference website

Program overview:

Sunday June 17 (afternoon): arrival, registration, and welcome reception
Monday June 18: Morning session: Invited keynote speakers. Afternoon session: Parallel topical sessions based on abstract submissions
Tuesday June 19: Morning session: Parallel topical sessions based on abstract submissions.  Afternoon session: Invited keynote speakers and closing panel discussion. Evening: Conference banquet/boat trip in the Arendal archipelago
Wednesday June 20: Journey home