The goal of this symposium is to discuss the role of cold-water shellfish both as a harvestable resource and as important ecosystem players in northern hemisphere cold marine ecosystem:
How do we exploit them sustainably
Can we explain the recent changes in distribution and population dynamics for e.g. shrimp and snow crab, and what should be the management responses?
What are the ecological effects of invasive species, and should they be controlled by excessive harvests or managed for sustainability?
The ecosystem effects of the boom and bust of large shellfish populations are potentially massive; can these impacts be quantified?
The 3-day symposium will consist of plenary sessions and poster presentations. Sessions will include invited and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be selected for oral and poster presentations. Duration of talks including question: 20 min (e.g. 17 min. talk + 3 min. questions).
Contributions will be published in ICES Journal of Marine Science. Note that manuscripts can be submitted at any time between the first call for papers, 11 February until 3 months after the conference, 8 February 2020.