The major session themes of the 2005 Conference are:

  1. Issues in Great Lakes Water Quality and Fisheries (CCFFR/SCL)
  2. Genetic approaches to conservation and management (CCFFR)
  3. Fisheries policy and the protection of native fishes (CCFFR)
  4. Aquatic species at risk research (CCFFR)
  5. Adaptive management of aquatic resources (CCFFR)
  6. Food webs and fisheries (CCFFR)
  7. Climate change, fisheries and aquatic resources (CCFFR)
  8. Contaminants and bioenergetics in aquatic ecosystems (CCFFR)
  9. Aquatic Invasive Species (Joint SCL/CCFFR)

Unless specifically identified, for all CCFFR themes, both freshwater and marine presentations are encouraged.

There will also be the annual invited Annual Stevenson Lecture. This Year's recipient is Dr. Peter S. Ross, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Sidney, British Columbia

Papers addressing the major themes are encouraged, although submission on other themes related to fisheries and aquatic habitat biology are also welcome, and where relevant will be placed into concurrent Contributed Papers sessions.

The DEADLINE for abstracts is November 8, 2004.

Graduate students may apply to the Clemens-Rigler Travel Fund. Applications are to be submitted to Rob Mackereth ( by November 8, 2004.

ELECTRONIC abstracts:
Abstracts in electronic form must be submitted by email to the Programme Chair, Joe Rasmussen ( by November 8, 2004 (at the latest).

Please follow these guidelines carefully to facilitate the work of the Programme Committee and to ensure a final programme of high quality.

Hard copy of Abstract: CCFFR uses an entirely electronic process for developing the programme. Hard copy abstracts will NOT be accepted. In exceptional circumstances please contact the Programme Chair.

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