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Overview timetable

Monday 28 March 2011
1830 - 1930 Registration at the Institute of Marine Reseach
1900 - 2200 Welcome reception at Institute of Marine Research. Host: Institute of Marine Research.

Tuesday 29 March 2011
0900 - 0930 – Opening by State Secretary Hans Kristian Amundsen, Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
0930 - 1000 – Opening lecture - setting the scene
                          Serge Michel Garcia: MPAs in Fisheries Management: Aliens or Allies?

1000 - 1030 – Coffee break
1030 - 1200 – Session 1 - The large picture:
1030 – 1100 Pedro Barros (FAO): FAO guidelines on MPAs in a fisheries
1100 – 1130 Peter Jones (UCL / UNEP): Governing MPAs: getting the balance right - introducing new UNEP Technical Report
1130 – 1200 Ian Bryceson and Julius Francis (The Norwegian Fishery Forum): Synthesis of the Norwegian Fishery Forum’s seminar on Marine Protected Areas

1200 - 1300 – Lunch

1300 - 1500 – Session 2 - Experiences from the Northern Hemisphere
1300 - 1330 – Takaomi Kaneko (Japan): Marine Protected Areas in Japan
1330 - 1400 – Susanne McDermott (USA): MPAs as management tools in northern boreal ecosystems: What are our goals and how do we get there?
1400 -1430 – Thomas Kirk Sørensen (Denmark): A representative overview of MPAs for fisheries management and nature conservation in the Nordic region

1500 - 1530 – Coffee break

1530 - 1700 – Session 3 - Experiences from the Southern Hemisphere
1500 - 1530 – Richard Kenchington (Australia): Ecosystem Based Management, MPAs and Fisheries: reflections on Australian and Asia Pacific experience
1530 – 1600  - Colin Attwood (South Africa): MPAs in South Africa: from coastal successes to offshore challenges
1600 – 1630  - Chandrika Sharma (India): Spatial management approaches in fisheries and conservation: experiences from selected countries in Asia

1700 - 1900 – House of commons. Discussion leader and moderator: Maarten Mens (The Netherlands)

Wednesday 30 March 2011
0900 - 1800 WG

  • Working Group 1: How can MPAs play a role in reconciling objectives?
  • Working Group 2: What is the role of institutional frameworks and policies?
  • Working Group 3: Institutional, policy and management frameworks for reconciling fisheries management and conservation - Management approaches (operational)

Cross-cutting themes:

  •  MPAs within a multi-sectoral context
  •  MPAs in the open oceans/high seas and ABNJ

2000 Banquet

Thursday 31 March 2011
0900 - 1200 WG continue
1300 - 1700 Summing up; Synthesis and future directions

Registration and payment

Register here for the conference NB! Number of participants will be limited to 120 persons.
Registration fee is NOK 1500 (for students NOK 1000)  and includes coffee breaks, lunches, reception and one dinner.

International Workshop

Bergen, Norway, 29 – 31 March 2011
Hosted by:

Venue: Scandic Hotel and Conference Center, Bergen, Norway

Target audience
The workshop will bring together scientists, fisheries and environmental managers, conservation specialists, as well as stakeholders and policy-makers to explore new findings and approaches regarding ecological, economic and social aspects of integrated MPA.
Geographic scope: global
Convener: Erlend Moksness, IMR
E-mail:
mpafish2011