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Symposium on Kerguelen Plateau Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries

Group of symposium attendees outside CCAMLR building
Kerguelen Plateau Symposium group photo
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Second Symposium on Kerguelen Plateau Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries, 13–15 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania

The second Kerguelen Symposium on Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries was held in mid-November 2017. The meeting brought together more than 70 researchers studying in the Australian and French regions of the Kerguelen Plateau.

Presentations focussed on advances in marine ecosystem knowledge, developments in fisheries resource assessment and management, and marine policy and conservation in the region. The Symposium closed with a synthesis session where a common theme was realised; the importance of the Kerguelen Plateau as a natural laboratory in the face of a changing climate.

As in 2010, it is also the intention of the organisers to publish a volume of peer-reviewed papers based on the Symposium presentations, as a way of maximising the impact of the Symposium. The scientific committee invites all those who presented talks or posters to submit a research paper, review or extended abstract so that their contribution can included in the published proceedings, which will be made available in print and online.

Completed submissions should be sent to the symposium email before May 31 2018, which will facilitate the publishing of the proceedings before the end of the year. To aid in the preparation of manuscripts attendees will have received instructions to authors by the end of January 2018.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either Dr Dirk Welsford of the Australian Antarctic Division or Professor Guy Duhamel of the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle or email

  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle
  • Institut Polaire Francais
  • Syndicat des Armements Reuionnais de Palangriers Congelateurs
  • Australian Longline
  • Fondation D'enterprises
  • Austral Fisheries
This page was last updated on 3 May 2018.