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Freshwater, Fish, and the Future: A Cross-Sectoral Conference, 26-30 January 2015, Rome
Freshwater, Fish, and the Future: A Cross-Sectoral Conference, 26-30 January 2015, Rome

In Rome in January 2015, a ground-breaking conference will for the first time address the challenges and opportunities for freshwater fisheries on a global scale. Never before have scientists, policy makers, and the international development community gathered together to discuss the food security, economic, and ecological issues associated with inland fisheries around the world. This global conference is a cross-sectoral call to raise the profile of inland fisheries and better incorporate them in agricultural, land use, and water resource planning through development of improved assessment frameworks and value estimation. The conference will include commercial, subsistence, aquaculture, and recreational fisheries, as well as the broad context of ecosystem services provided by inland aquatic systems. The conference is sponsored by Michigan State University and UN FAO.
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