SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
58TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GULF AND CARIBBEAN FISHERIES INSTITUTE
7 - 11 NOVEMBER 2005 - SAN ANDRES ISLAND, COLOMBIA
***The deadline for abstracts for the 58th GCFI has been extended to 15
The meeting will be held at the Sunrise Hotel (www.sunrisehotel.com
<http://www.sunrisehotel.com/> .) PLEASE SEE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FEES.
The tentative schedule for the meeting is:
* Monday 7 Nov - Plenary, Management and Socio-economics of Marine
* Tuesday 8 Nov - Biology and management of the snapper-grouper
complex, biology and management of pelagic, near-shore, and reef fishes.
Evening Poster Session.
* Wednesday 9 Nov - Aquaculture, Restoration Research and Recreational
Fisheries, and Special CaMPAM/PiP MPA Activities
* Thursday 10 Nov - Caribbean spawning aggregations: biology and
management status/Essential Fish Habitats/Anthropogenic Impacts/Marine
* Friday 11 Nov - Biology, Ecology, and Assessment of
Marine protected areas science and management in the Caribbean region
* Saturday 12 Nov - MPA Enforcement (ALL DAY)
* Mon- Fri (week 2)- Special Spiny Lobster and Queen Conch Workshops
There will also be a general poster session/reception on Tuesday evening.
For more information about the special sessions, please see
Abstracts will be accepted in English, French or Spanish. ALL ENGLISH
ABSTRACTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH SPANISH TRANSLATIONS. French and Spanish
abstracts must also be accompanied by a title, abstract, and key words in
English. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and may be in MSWord or
WordPerfect format. Please name your file using the name(s) of the
author(s) as they will appear in the program (e.g., SmithGarciaJones.doc).
Additional information can be found here:
Please submit your abstract using the form found on the GCFI web page:
Permission to present at an oral session requires submission of a full and
complete manuscript in the proper format prior to presentation at the
meeting. Poster presentations do not require submission of a manuscript
(although they are enthusiastically accepted). However, students wishing to
compete for the student awards are required to submit a manuscript for
publication in the GCFI Proceedings at the meeting. Manuscript preparation
guidelines are available on the GCFI website, www.gcfi.org
<http://www.gcfi.org/> , (or can be requested from the Executive Secretary
at the address above).
AIRLINE AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS/INFORMATION
GCFI has secured the services of a travel agent who has negotiated a
significant discount on COPA airlines from the published airfares. Please
e-mail Susan Saad for a quote at: [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> . She will also coordinate
reservations for hotel rooms (HOTEL SUNRISE BEACH: www.sunrisehotel.com
<http://www.sunrisehotel.com/> .) Special conference rates of approximately
$116 US (single) or $100 per person double occupancy are available. There
are also rates available for 3 people per room. (Rates may change as
exchange rates vary.) The rates are all inclusive (food and drinks until
9:00 pm are included in the rate.) Additional information will be posted on
the GCFI web page and through the listserver.
Registrations can be made online using the form found here:
<https://ssl4.westserver.net/gcfi.org/Forms/Registration58.php> . Early
registration (until 15 September) for the meeting is US$150 ($75 for
students); late registration after 15 Sept is $200 US ($100 student).
Registration at the door is $225 US ($125 student). Check the GCFI website
for daily registration rates.
Onsite registrations may be made with a credit card, check, money order, or
US currency. Everyone registering automatically is a member of GCFI and will
receive a copy of the GCFI Proceedings from the 58th meeting when published.
Other arrangements may be made by contacting [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> .
For more information about the 58th GCFI, please visit the San Andres
conference web page on the GCFI website at:
<http://www.gcfi.org/Conferences/58th/SanAndres58.htm> . Information
includes transportation information, hotel information, GCFI student awards,
and guidelines for submitting abstracts and manuscripts. As the meeting
comes closer, more information about the venue and program will be posted.
We look forward to seeing you in SAN ANDRES in November for the 58th GCFI!
This list is supported by the Caribbean Fisheries Management Council and the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. Moderators are Bob Glazer (mailto:[log in to unmask]) and Gabriel Delgado (mailto:[log in to unmask]) of the Florida Fish and Wildife Conservation Commission.
Esta lista esta soportado por el Caribbean Fisheries Management Council y el Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Insitute. Los moderadores son Bob Glazer (mailto:[log in to unmask]) y Gabe Delgado (mailto:[log in to unmask]) del Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.