ICES/PICES Symposium on Drivers of dynamics of small pelagic fish resources in Victoria, Canada
Marion Claireaux , (ConEvolHer), Fabian Zimmermann (ConEvolHer) and Nikos Nikolioudakis (EcoNorSe ) crossed the Atlantic to participate in the joint ICES/PICES Symposium on Drivers of dynamics of small pelagic fish resources in Victoria, Canada. The Symposium was full of captivating presentations, summing up the knowledge about small pelagics over the world, from the last 35 years, when such a gathering was last held. Marion, Fabian and Nikos also caught up with old colleagues and got to meet new for promising future collaborations.
Nikos Nikolioudakis presenting on “Spatio-temporal modelling of NEA mackerel: Introducing estimates of uncertainty and going beyond ‘visual’ correlations"
They also ‘sampled’ the feeding/drinking grounds of Victoria with former IMR colleagues that are experts in predator-prey interactions (cheers Eneko)
Sampling the local foraging grounds.
The contributions of Marion, Fabian and Nikos received stimulating comments that will hopefully improve their work. Their presentations can be found at the following links from the PICES Symposium website.
Marion: Is fishing driving energy acquisition and allocation changes in the Norwegian Spring-spawning herring?
Fabian: Drivers of recruitment dynamics in northeast Atlantic pelagic fish stocks
Nikos: Spatio-temporal modelling of NEA mackerel: Introducing estimates of uncertainty and going beyond ‘visual’ correlations