23. May 2012 World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh

More than 1000 scientists from all continents of the world came together from the 7th to the 11th of May for the World Fisheries Congress (WFC) in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The congress was organized by the World Council of Fisheries Societies and it is the largest international conference on fishery.


Jörn Schmidt from the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” organized a session on integrated ecological-economical modeling together with Rasmus Nielsen of DTU Aqua. An opening speech by the internationally renowned ecosystem modeler Elizabeth Fulton, Humans - The Missing Jigsaw Piece, was followed by a series of 19 talks in total. The results of this theme session will be combined with those of a similar session from the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade in a White Paper (Current Status and Trends in Integrated Ecological-Economic Models in Fisheries).

In addition Rainer Froese, fishery biologist from GEOMAR I Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, presented the results of the current study on seals of quality for fish in the panel session Sustainable fish and sustainable fisheries on the 9th of May. The study was made in collaboration with the maritime lawyer Alexander Proelß and recently published in the journal Marine Policy.


Tweets on the session: #wfccert

Link to Nature News on the MSC-Study by Rainer Froese and Alexander Proelß

Link to the homepage of the conference