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IIFET 2012 in Tanzania: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade

The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) holds its 16th biennial conference: Visible Possibilities: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade, at the Kilimanjaro Hotel in downtown Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 16-20, 2012.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the IIFET 2012 Tanzania conference from February 1 to FEBRUARY 15, 2012.

Scientific Committee Co-Chairs are Dr. Razack Lokina, EfD Tanzania Center Director, University of Dar es Salaam, and Dr. Rebecca Metzner, IIFET President, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

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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 wellbeing – 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.

Conference venue: Hyatt Regency Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Conference dates: July 16-20, 2012 (plus possible post-conference field trip)