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Fishermen's Forum 2014

Thank you to all who participated in this year's Fishermen's Forum! It was a great success with a huge spectrum of organizations and groups represented. Below are links to Forum resources and a short description of the event.






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Presentations (click on the links to view presentations)

Opening presentation by DFO's Ghislain Chouinard

List of Atlantic Climate Change Adaptation Programs

Keynote presentation by Michael Orr (CBU)

Keynote presentation by Ted Ames (Penobscot East Resource Centre)

Post-workshop Reports

Compiled notes from break-out sessions

Summary of presentations and panel discussions

Guide to Collaboration

"Fishermen's Forum 2014: Conversations on Climate Change"

When:
5pm-8pm November 6, 2014: Optional social event
8am-5pm November 7, 2014: All-day workshop event

Where:
The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

What:
Climate change, rising sea temperatures, and ocean acidification are already causing changes in the fisheries. Many researchers are now examining what these changes are and will be, and how they will affect people and the environment. This year's Fishermen's Forum focused on increasing opportunities for collaborative research between the fishing industry and researchers. There was a special emphasis on gathering observations, concerns, and questions from fishermen who can be invaluable as field observers and in their capacity to conduct research.

Format:
The workshop consisted of alternating panel sessions and small roundtable discussions. Fishermen, researchers, and experts in the fields of climate change, fisheries, and collaborative research sat on panels, with discussion guided by a moderator. All workshop participants took part in the roundtable discussions. A summary report was produced.

Contact:
You can reach the GAMS office in Grand Etang at (902) 224-1623 or fishermensforum2014@gmail.com.You can also visit the workshop website for more information.


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"Fishermen's Forum 2014: Conversations on Climate Change"

When:
5pm-8pm November 6, 2014: Optional social event
8am-5pm November 7, 2014: All-day workshop event (breakfast and lunch provided)

Where:
The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

What:
Climate change, rising sea temperatures, and ocean acidification are already causing changes in the fisheries. Many researchers are now examining what these changes are and will be, and how they will affect people and the environment. This year's Fishermen's Forum will focus on increasing opportunities for collaborative research between the fishing industry and researchers. There will be a special emphasis on gathering observations, concerns, and questions from fishermen who can be invaluable as field observers and in their capacity to conduct research.

Format:
The workshop will consist of alternating panel sessions and small roundtable discussions. Fishermen, researchers, and experts in the fields of climate change, fisheries, and collaborative research will sit on panels with discussion guided by a moderator. All workshop participants will take part in the roundtable discussions. A summary report will be produced following the workshop.

Contact:
Please let us know if you would like to speak at the workshop, would be willing to sit on a panel, or have ideas and concerns that you would like addressed. You can reach the GAMS office in Grand Etang at (902) 224-1623 or fishermensforum2014@gmail.com.You can also visit the workshop website for more information.

GAMS wishes to invite fishermen, community members, researchers, and students to join in this very important gathering.

We hope to see you all there!