19-22 October, Vigo, Spain
SIMERPE 2021 will be a face-to-face meeting in Vigo, Spain, combine with telematic attendance organized by Instituto Español de Oceanografía.
Modeling and Assessment of Fishery Resources
The concept of fishery resources assessment is handled in the scientific literature in two different ways: (1) as the process by which the dynamics of a exploited population is analyzed to determine its status or its exploitation, and (2) as the assessment of the consequences derived from the implementation of different management alternatives. This second definition is more complete since it includes the first one and links the assessment process and its social purpose, that is, the scientific advice for the sustainable management of the fishery resources. In SIMERPE we understand the assessment process as a activity fundamentally quantitative, where modeling and simulation are the fundamental elements in the construction of the scientific advice for sustainable management of fishery resources.
SIMERPE is organized as a forum of activities that allow a productive discussion on the present and future of the assessment of fishery resources. For this purpose, SIMERPE includes scientific communications, as well as several theme tables where the current challenges of the assessment will be addressed by leading researchers and the involved sectors such as managers, politicians, the fishing sector, NGOs, etc. These tables deal with topics such as the different ways of addressing the assessment in different areas or organisms, the future challenges (climate change, spatial methods, computing, ...), the quantitative implementation of ecosystemic, economic and social aspects, etc.
SIMERPE accepts proposals for communications, in Spanish, Portuguese or English, from original research papers and also from reviews and syntheses, on the following topics:
The role of biological processes (natural mortality, growth, reproduction, etc.) in the assessment.
The role of fishing activity (selectivity, catch sampling, discards) in the assessment. Impact of the discards survival rate, landing obligation, etc.
The stock-recruitment relationship.
The calibration (surveys, CPUEs, effort, etc.) of the assessment models.
Comparative studies: applying different methodologies in the same case; sensitivity analysis; simulation studies.
Assessment methods (data limited or data rich stocks, mixed fisheries, spatial fisheries, etc).
Reference points and indicators of correct environmental status.
Assessment of management strategies (catch control standards, technical measures, etc.)
Ecological considerations (climatic change, spatial, multispecies, etc). Impact of climate change on the distribution and vital strategies of species and its impact on the assessment.
Economic and social considerations.
Deadline abstracts submission: June 30, 2021 CLOSED
Notification abstract acceptance: July 15, 2021 CLOSED
Registration deadline: July 31, 2021 CLOSED
Upload your poster: September 18, 2021CLOSED
Upload your video: September 18, 2021CLOSED
Conference: October 19-22, 2021
The venue of the conference is SEDE AFUNDACIÓN VIGO (details in its website). Vigo, known as the “Gateway to the Atlantic,” is the largest city in northwestern Spain with a population of about 300,000. It is located on a 20 mile long estuary and boasts beautiful beaches and outstanding water sports facilities. Getting to Vigo:
Flights from/to Peinador (Vigo): www.aena.es.
Vigo Railway stations: www.renfe.com.
From Peinador airport to the city centre: Once you’ve landed, you can take a taxi or bus to the city centre. Radio Taxi Vigo: + 34 986 252 700. Bus: Vitrasa - Line L9A.
Accommodation: Pazo Los Escudos Hotel (5*), Eurostars Mar de Vigo Hotel (4*), AC Palacio Universal Hotel (4*), Axis Vigo Hotel (4*), Inffinit Hotel (3*) and Tres Luces Hotel (3*) are recommended.