Seeking Proposals for Session Topics and Session Chairs

The Program Committee is currently seeking proposals for session topics and session chairs for the November meeting. Each day of the meeting will feature concurrent sessions relating to a conference-wide theme of sustainability of fisheries ecosystems, economy, and management. We encourage participation by those involved in a broad range of disciplines working with fish and fisheries, including research, management, governance, propagation, or education. Session chairs are encouraged to propose multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary session themes which will encompass a variety of species or disciplines, with particular emphasis on long-term datasets. We particularly welcome student participation as they are the future of the profession and the Society.

The conference will strive to highlight the importance of adaptive thinking to anticipate and respond to future scenarios involving climate change, developing fisheries, and changes in subsistence patterns, for which past datasets provide a context but may have diminishing predictive capabilities. Please submit your proposal for session topic, or interest in chairing a session, to by August 28, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you in Homer in November!