The Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network (C-CIARN) Fisheries Sector, is holding a two-day workshop on "Impact and Adaptation Responses of Fish and Fisheries to Climate Change" in conjunction with the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Researchers (CCFFR www.phys.ocean.dal.ca/ccffr/) and Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL www.biology.lsu.edu/webfac/cramcharan/sclsite/) at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, January 5 and 6th, 2003. This is the first of a series of workshops and meetings to be convened by C-CIARN Fisheries in the coming months.
The current workshop is aimed at researchers, stakeholders, resource managers and policy makers who are involved in assessment, research, resource management and policy issues where impacts and adaptation responses of fish and fisheries to climate change are relevant.
Participants will first be given an introduction to the state of fisheries impacts and adaptation research in Canada (Pacific, Freshwater, Arctic, Atlantic) through a technical session (morning of Sunday Jan 5th) designed as part of the CCFFR annual meeting.
Immediately following the CCFFR session, the C-CIARN Fisheries Workshop will continue with additional activities (same location, Sunday noon to Monday afternoon) designed to support an ongoing dialogue among researchers, stakeholders, resource managers and policy makers to: 1. Summarize and identify gaps in our knowledge of fisheries, climate change impacts, and adaptation; 2. Identify and rank national and regional climate change impacts and adaptation research priorities for fisheries and aquatics; 3. Outline the beginnings of a strategy for C-CIARN Fisheries to facilitate more effective exchanges of information and collaboration among Canada's research community and resource stakeholders interested in impact and adaptation responses of fish and fisheries to climate change.
If you would like to attend the workshop, please register online at www.fishclimate.ca until December 16, 2002. There is no charge for registration but our limit is 75 people, so please register early to ensure placement. Registration is required for us to complete orderly planning.