Call for Abstract is for the 2015 Global Conference in Rome

The organizers of Freshwater, Fish, and the Future, an international conference to be held 26-30 January 2015 at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy, are pleased to announce the First Call for Abstracts.

Contributions for oral or poster presentations are welcome. The Global Inland Fisheries Conference will take a groundbreaking, global, multidisciplinary approach to inland water issues with a focus on fish and fisheries for food security, livelihoods, and their role in aquatic ecosystems. A cross-sectoral effort to raise the profile of inland fisheries, the conference seeks to better incorporate fish into agricultural, industrial, recreational, and urban land use and water resource planning through development of improved assessment frameworks and value estimation in the context of global change adaptation. Abstracts should address one of the four conference themes and include a discussion about possible future scenarios. These four themes are described fully on the conference website at

Biological Assessment;
Economic and Social Assessment;
Drivers and Synergies; and,
Policy and Governance;

Potential contributors should submit their abstract by 10 August 2014 using the instructions and online submission form at The Editorial Committee will review all abstracts for relevance to the conference and scientific merit before compiling the programme. Notifications of acceptance, along with potential publishing opportunities, will be sent by 1 October 2014.

Freshwater, Fish, and the Future is sponsored by Michigan State University and FAO. For more information about the conference, see Questions about abstract submission may be directed to the Editorial Committee at: