Title: Energy Use in Fisheries: Improving Efficiency and Technological Innovations from a Global Perspective
Location: Seattle, UNITED STATES
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Start Date: 2010-11-14
End Date: 2010-11-17
Energy costs have been and will be a critical concern for those involved in the wild capture and production of fish. In addition, an increased interest in the environmental costs related to increased energy use has also had an indirect effect on fisheries and aquaculture production, communities dependent on fisheries, and the seafood processing and retail sectors.
The Energy Use in Fisheries Symposium will provide a forum for commercial and recreational fishermen, processors, engineers, boat and engine developers, aquaculturists, fisheries managers, administrators, scientists, and others from around the world to meet, address both the direct and indirect effects of energy costs related to fisheries, and share solutions. Symposium results will include a set of alternative operational and management strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of commercial and recreational fishing fleets, demonstrated strategies of potential financial gains to symposium participants through reduced energy use, the potential role of the government in reducing the carbon footprint associated with fisheries and aquaculture, proposed sustainability certification criteria for seafood products related to energy efficiency, and a set of metrics to be used to measure the level of energy reduction or improved environmental efficacy of different fuel types used by fishing fleets. A particular emphasis of the symposium will be the transfer of energy-related information between the developed and developing world and across industry sectors.
Registration: 22 October 2010
Early Registration: 15 September 2010
Contact: Christopher M. Moore