Plenary Session

Western Division American Fisheries Society Meeting: April 8th, 2014

9:00-9:30: Welcome Address: Bob Hughes (President of the American Fisheries Society), Dr. Felipe Amezcua (President of the Mexico Chapter of AFS), and Pam Sponholtz (President of the Western Division)

9:30-10:15: The Honorable Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing, Government of The Bahamas: “The challenges facing conservation when Society demands Economic Development”.

10:15-11:00: Dr. Elva Escobar Briones, Director of the Macroecology and Biodiversity Laboratory, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología of the National University (UNAM): “Assessment of Mangroves as Fish Habitats in the region”.

11:00-11:45: Dr. Manuel Otilio Martinez Nevarez, Deputy Director General for Research, Fisheries in the Pacific National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA): “Fisheries Research Platforms: Opportunity for development of fisheries in Mexico”.

11:45-12:30: Raul Villaseñor Talavera, Deputy General Director, Mexico’s National Aquaculture and Fishing Commission (CONAPESCA): “New challenges in fisheries management”.

Posted March 9, 2014 by fisheriestn