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Johan Hjort Symposium on Recruitment Dynamics and Stock Variability 7-9 October 2014, Bergen, Norway

The Hjort Symposium was attended by 130 participants from 23 countries across the world. Their expertise covered a broad range of disciplines of marine research, ranging from fundamental biology via stock assessment methodology to large scale oceanographic modeling, making it possible within this symposium to address recent progresses made within several of those novel theories postulated by Dr Hjort 100 years ago. A special funding program was included to stimulate participation from early career members of this research community, both within and outside Europe. In line with Hjort’s classical 1914 book, the six single sessions were run consecutively to make it possible to integrate knowledge across themes to better address in a holistic way this challenging field of research. 

On the 100 year anniversary of Johan Hjort's book "Fluctuations in the Great Fisheries of Northern Europe"  Bergen will be the host of the Johan Hjort Symposium on Recruitment Dynamics and Stock Variability.
This Symposium aims to summarise international state-of-the-art science on the topic of recruitment dynamics and stock variability in different waters.
We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CJFAS) will publish a special volume of articles based on a selection of presentations (oral and poster) given at the symposium.
This special volume will be edited by the symposium co-convenors and steering committee leader.

Manuscripts to be considered for publication in the volume must be submitted before 1 February 2015 and must conform to normal standards for publication in CJFAS.
It would be possible to begin submitting the manuscript to CJFAS on 6 October 2014, i.e. on the first day of the symposium. 

Information/Registration desk

The Information and Registration desk will be located in the lobby of
Hotel Scandic Bergen City, and will be open at these times:

Monday 1600—1800
Tuesday From 0800

Presentation preview

Technical assistance will be available for the presentation room, and is available for uploading of the presentations. The presentations must be uploaded in due time before the scheduled presentation time, if possible a day before.

Important dates

  • Pre-registration: from 1 March 2014
  • Abstract deadline: 1 June 2014
  • Final registration and fee: 15 August 2014
  • Acceptance of contribution notification: 1 August 2014

Note: It will be possilble to register after August 15'th. Late registration fee is set to 450 Euros, and 225 Euros for Students

Participation and Registration Fee

The Symposium is open to all scientists and students, interested in modern fisheries research and the topics addressed. The registration fee is 450 Euro, the student fee is about 225 Euro. The fee covers attendance at the symposium, the Book of Abstracts, Welcome Party, drinks at the Poster Session and the Conference Dinner.

Further information

Please consult the Johan Hjort Symposium
Website at:
or via ICES at