Fisheries for Global Welfare and Conservation
[An official meeting of the World Council of Fisheries Societies and hosted by the Japanese Society of Fisheries Sciences, Science Council of Japan and Fisheries Research Agency.]The 5th World Fisheries Congress in Yokohama, Japan, in 2008, will be a five-day conference focused on current global aquatic issues and sustainable fisheries, including among other topics, fish habitats and ecosystems (marine and freshwater), and the effective utilization of fish, shellfish and algae resources.
We have been consuming aquatic bioresources as food and as a source for industrials at an unsustainable rate, resulting in overfishing and irreversible damages to the ecosystem and environment. Sustainability and effective utilization of aquatic bioresources require that we keep a balance between the welfare of human beings and that of other species which support human life. The 5th World Fisheries Congress will contribute to the resolution of important issues which are threatening to both human beings and aquatic organisms. The attendees are expected to share a viewpoint of global welfare based on their own backgrounds and experience.
Wrap-up Article from Fisheries Magazine (see page 5)