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Subject: Reminder and invitation: Hake Symposium - Portland Maine. May 11-12, 2010
From: Pingguo He <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:27:49 -0500

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Dear colleagues,


This is a reminder and an invitation to submit an abstract for presentation for the Hake Symposium we are organizing. Please notice that you need to submit an abstract by Feb. 28 to receive preferred consideration.




Pingguo He (PhD)

Associate Professor - Fisheries

UMass Dartmouth – SMAST

706 South Rodney French Blvd. 
New Bedford, MA 02744 USA

Tel. (508) 910-6323

Fax. (508) 999-8197

Email: [log in to unmask]




Feb. 28, 2010 Abstract Submission Deadline

Hake 2010: International Symposium on the Biology, Harvesting, Management and Conservation of Hakes

Portland, Maine, USA.  May 11-12, 2010



An international symposium on hakes has been organized by the University of New Hampshire together with other collaborating institutions. This two-day symposium will include harvesting, biology and resource management issues concerning hakes on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. 

The symposium will be held in Portland, Maine, USA at Portland Regency Hotel, on May 11 and 12, 2010.  You are invited to submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations for the symposium. Please see the specified themes/topics on hake species below for guidance.


            ●          Historical and contemporary hake fisheries

            ●          Biology, migration, behavior, stock structure, and resource assessment

            ●          Gear types and harvesting methods used to harvest hakes

            ●          Techniques to reduce bycatch and discards in hake fisheries

            ●          Fishery management approaches and challenges 

            ●          Future directions for science, management and harvesting technologies


Abstracts can be submitted via email  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] or fax (603-862-0243) to Laurinda Sousa Smith. Download the form: Discussions are being made to publish selected full papers in a special volume in Fisheries Research. Registration fee for regular attendees is $200 USD, students $50 USD. Registration fee for commercial fishermen is waived. Additional financial assistance to cover lodging/time is also available for commercial fishermen by contacting Ms. Laurinda Smith. Please register online at: Hotel details will be available soon. Please check:  <> regularly for updated information.



Text Box: Important Symposium DatesAbstract Submission Deadline Feb. 28, 2010Abstract Decisions by Mar. 15, 2010Early Registration End Mar. 31, 2010Standard Registration End April 15, 201Hotel “Special Rate” End April 10, 2010Symposium Dates: May 11-12, 2010Manuscript submission deadline: June 30, 2010 















Click <>  here for abstract form


Click here <>  for online registration


Click <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  here to email Laurinda Sosa Smith if you are a commercial fishing industry participant



Organizing Committee: 


Chris Glass (Co-chair): Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Pingguo He (Co-chair): UMass Dartmouth, School for Marine Sciences and Technology, New Bedford, MA

John Annala: Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME

Steve Cadrin: CMER, NOAA Fisheries and UMass School of Marine Sciences and Technology, Fairhaven, MA

David Goethel: F/V “Ellen Dianne”, Hampton, NH

David Pierce: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Boston, MA


Symposium Sponsors:


Logo_blueUniversity of New Hampshire, NOAA Fisheries, and Northeast Consortium 






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