The International Symposium on Stock Enhancement & Searanching

Welcome

Welcome to the International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching website. The ISSESR series began in Norway in 1997. The series was stimulated by continuing concern over the decline of fisheries, coupled with emerging technologies in marine aquaculture and new efforts to quantify the effects of stocking aquacultured organisms into the sea. These symposia, which are held every 4 to 5 years, have connected scientists and others interested in the efficacy of using aquaculture to help sustain, replenish, enhance or investigate exploited fish and invertebrate populations.

ANNOUNCING
The 2019 International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching will be Co-convened with the Florida State University William R. Mote International Symposium on Fisheries Ecology
at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
10 to 14 November 2019
(Begins with Welcome Reception 6-8 pm on 10 November 2019;
symposium presentations begin at 9 AM on 11 November 2019)
 

The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the 6th ISSESR is now open until July 29, 2019. See Symposium Themes and link to online Abstract submission.

 

The International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching -- At a Glance

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Many of the world's marine fisheries no longer yield the benefits they once did, due to over fishing and degradation of the supporting ecosystems. Governments are responding to the fisheries crisis by reducing fishing efforts and protecting fisheries habitats. However, fisheries managers are also asking whether the advances in aquaculture, that now enable juveniles of many species to be produced en masse, can be applied to speed up recovery of some stocks, or increase the production of others.

The ISSESR symposiums have been hosted by Norway (1997), Japan (2002), the USA (2006) China (2011), and Australia (2015). More Background on this symposium series can be accessed here.

We invite you to join us in Sarasota, Florida, USA in November 2019, where the FSU-Mote International Symposium on Fisheries Ecology and the International Sympoisum on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching will join forces to hold a combined symposium in Sarasota to explore the scientific basis and practice of aquaculture-based and habitat-based fisheries enhancement, and identify where these approaches can be improved and integrated to provide innovative solutions and create new opportunities for resource management.