Vigo, the biggest city in the northwest of Spain with one of the most important fresh fish ports worldwide, is hosting the MARTEC Conference. The Institute of Marine Research (IIM) of the CSIC will be the institution in charge of the congress organization, in collaboration with the Technological Center of Sea (CETMAR) and with the support of all partners of LIFE iSEAS (IEO, CESGA, USC, JOSMAR, OPROMAR). The venue will be the Auditorio Afundación.
DAY 1 Plenary Speaker
Ussif Rashid Sumaila
Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC Fisheries Centre in Canada. He specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries.
Sumaila has experience working in fisheries and natural resource projects in Norway, Canada and the North Atlantic region, Namibia and the Southern African region, Ghana and the West African region and Hong Kong and the South China Sea.
He has published articles in several journals including, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Bioeconomics, Land Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Environmental and Resource Economics and Ecological Economics. Sumaila’s work has generated a great deal of interest, and has been cited by, among others, the Economist, the Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune and the Vancouver Sun.
DAY 2 Plenary Speaker
Dr. Tom Catchpole is manager of the Applied Fisheries Science and Technology Group at Cefas and senior science advisor to the UK Government on discard mitigation and the landing obligation.
He conducts research in the fields of fishing gear, fisheries data and discard survival and leads and participates in a variety of national and international collaborative projects. Also, he is a member of the EU Commission’s Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee on Fisheries (STECF), an active member of the FAO/ICES fishing gear technology group (FTFB) and co-chair of the ICES Workshop on Methods to Estimate Discard Survival (WKMEDS).
DAY 3 Plenary Speaker