8th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management (ICWL 2007)

Venue: Delta Prince Edward hotel

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2007
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For those of you who have not yet heard, we are pleased to inform you that the 8th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, from September 23 to 28, 2007. The Atlantic Veterinary College Lobster Science Centre and the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture will be the co-hosts for the Charlottetown conference. Barry MacPhee, Manager of Marine Fisheries for the PEI Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, along with Jean Lavallée, Clinical Scientist at the AVC Lobster Science Centre, will be co-chairing the Charlottetown conference. Some of the possible session themes for the conference may include broad themes such as climate change implications for lobster fisheries, ecosystem-based management, and lobster health concerns, or more focussed topics such as species introductions & transfers. We welcome and value your opinions so don’t hesitate to contact either of the co-chairs with ideas for sessions themes and topics!

Charlottetown has one of the most unique histories as a meeting place, and good prospects for successfully meeting expectations for this lobster conference series. After all, its first major meeting resulted in the birth of a nation: Canada. The Charlottetown conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for Prince Edward Island to showcase to the world its many attributes including the famous Prince Edward Island down home hospitality! Prince Edward Island is world-renowned for the distinctive flavour and high quality of its seafoods. Not only does this smallest of all Canadian provinces have a tremendous lobster industry with annual landings of more than 9,000 metric tonnes, but products such as Malpeque oysters and PEI blue mussels are indigenous to Prince Edward Island and synonymous with the highest quality. This is why we are holding the conference back-to-back with the International PEI Shellfish Festival. And don’t forget to bring your golf club… After all, Prince Edward Island is the best golf destination in Canada with over 30 golf courses!

For more information about the conference, don’t hesitate to contact Barry MacPhee (jbmacphee@gov.pe.ca) or Jean Lavallée (jlavallee@upei.ca) directly, or you can check the website on a regular basis as the site is changing and evolving as more details of the conference are put in place, at:
http://www.lobsterscience.ca/conference/

We hope to see and meet as many people as possible involved in lobster fisheries from across the globe, in Charlottetown in September 2007!

Venue

18 Queen Street
Canada
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