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5th International Fisheries Observer Conference (2007)

This conference brought together broad representation from the international fisheries community to address key issues concerning fisheries observer programs, emerging fisheries monitoring technologies, and other approaches for fishery dependent data collection.

Improving the sustainability of fisheries is necessary to ensure continued livelihoods around the globe. Monitoring the quantity and type of fish caught, and the manner in which fishing occurs is essential to sustainable management. The International Fisheries Observer Conference series has, over a number of years, guided the development of best practices for fishery monitoring programs and promoted their implementation globally.

The 5th International Fisheries Observer Conference was held at the Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC, on May 15th to 18th, 2007. The conference brought together broad representation from the international fisheries community to address key issues concerning fisheries observer programs, emerging fisheries monitoring technologies, and other approaches for fishery dependent data collection.

The conference organizers received funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Conference Secretariat and WFT was contracted to act as the Developing Country Liaison for the conference and oversee all issues pertaining to involvement of the developing country delegation.

Approximately 22 delegates were invited to participate in the conference, representing 19 developing countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The conference was managed and hosted by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. with Howard McElderry acting as the conference Chairman.

With support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)