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2nd International Eel Science Symposium - Call for Papers

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9 July 2024


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2nd International Eel Science Symposium - Call for papers

This event will be hosted in partnership with the Environment Agency.

The symposium follows on from the very successful 1st symposium which was held in 2017 at ZSL London Zoo, as well as the European Eel Conference held at Fishmongers Hall in London in 2013 and the Fish Impingement and Entrainment Conference held in Liverpool in 2023.

The Symposium aims to provide a global forum for scientists and researchers to present the latest data, initiatives, and new and developing techniques on the biology and management of anguillid eels across multiple spatial scales in a changing world. It will foster and develop international links between key academic, policy, industrial and other stakeholders to promote better understanding of the issues, parallels and conservation opportunities for these iconic species.

 The symposium will bring together 150+ speakers and delegates from around the world for three days of presentations, posters and panel sessions as well as a number of networking events including an evening reception on the River Mersey and a poster/networking event at the Western Approaches.

The symposium is an in-person event and there will be no online talks or virtual access.

The organising committee would welcome submissions under the following subject areas:

  • Eel Management Plans: Differences in strategies and progress
  • International legislation
  • Cultural, social and economic value of eels
  • Eels at sea
  • Monitoring and stock assessment
  • Effects of natural and man-made habitats on behaviour
  • Ecosystem benefits of eels
  • Ecosystem impacts on eels
  • Disease, health and viability
  • Artificial propagation and aquaculture
  • Genetics

All abstracts should include the following information in this order:

  • Title of the paper,
  • Authors’ full names with presenter’s name highlighted,
  • Affiliation and country of origin for each co-author,
  • Full address of the presenting author,
  • Email address of the presenting author,
  • 100 – 200 word abstract on the paper’s content,
  • Preference for an oral or poster presentation.

The Steering Group will review all submissions and will aim to ensure a good balance of topics and geographic areas. If requests for oral presentations are oversubscribed a poster presentation may be offered instead.

All submissions and enquiries should be sent directly to the conference administrator at [email protected]

No presenting author should submit more than one oral presentation request but may submit multiple poster presentation requests.

Closing date for submissions – 19th January 2024

The conference is very kindly sponsored by

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