Announcement and Call for Registrants
The Third Biennial International Fisheries Observer Conference will be held November 18-21, 2002, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
|Job Board Available
If you are in search of a position, or have a position open
in your organization you are looking to fill, bring your announcement
to the conference. We will have a Job Board set up in the
poster area for posting of resumes and job announcements.
Postings should have all relevant contact information, including
on-site contact information if appropriate.
The objective of the International Fisheries Observer Conference is
to bring together a broad representation from the international fisheries
and observer communities to address some of the key issues common
to observer programs. The conference will provide a platform for facilitated
discussion of the role of observer programs as management, compliance,
and scientific programs, and the current applications, limitations,
and future uses of observers at sea.
The major themes of the conference will be developed through the presentation of papers, panel discussions with open forum discussion format, a call for questions/issues discussion session(s) and posters. The conference focus will include issues related to data collection and usage, observer safety, training and support, program compliance objectives, and fishing industry concerns.
The conference is being sponsored by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries),
in cooperation with the Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans.