FisherMan Regional Conferences

The Indian Ocean is the smallest, youngest and physically most complex of the three major oceans. Most of the water areas of the Indian Ocean lie within the tropical and temperature zones, with a significant biodiversity and several upwelling zones that are important to commercialise valuable marine species. Despite that great fishery potentials can be found, some areas of this ocean are still insufficiently known. 

The Fisherman project will organise two Regional Conferences in order to promote a common ground for exchanging ideas and promoting effective collaborations in the South Western Indian Ocean.

The main objectives are:

  • To enhance the understanding of sustainable ocean resources governance, its management and use in the region by critically assessing the agenda for reform
  • To discuss the present situation in the Region about Fisheries Management and Fisheries

And the main target groups are Regional and International Marine Resources professionals, fisheries authorities academics, policy makers, activists, politicians and other key players that are interested in the Fishery Sector.

You will learn more about each Regional Conference through the following links: 

1st Regional Conference: 10-11 September 2015, Mahajanga, Madagascar

2nd Regional Conference: 8-9 September 2016, Quelimane, Mozambique