Please join us for IIFET’s 16th biennial conference: IIFET 2012 Tanzania Visible Possibilities: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade
The general theme of the conference will be revealing the hidden possibilities of fisheries in all areas of the world, with particular emphasis on Africa and developing regions.
Participants are encouraged to reflect on the goods and services fisheries and aquaculture provide to human society and on the objective that fishery management and aquaculture development should provide contributions to human well being; whether through macro-economic growth (resource rents, trade revenues),
small business profits, wage labor, or nutritious food. These “goods” need to be weighed against the costs inherent in utilizing fish resources. Participants are also encouraged to examine and
suggest solutions for resolving those aspects of fisheries management and aquaculture development that can hamper our ability to fulfill this objective, helping to avoid worsening poverty traps, ecosystem damage, and inequities amongst fishery and aquaculture stakeholders.
We stress that development, in this context, is something that takes place in every society, at all levels, and not just a process in the developing world. It is a continual process of change of seeking a cleaner, safer and more prosperous world and a fairer society that is relevant everywhere.
For more information on suggested topics and sessions refer to the attached file on the right.