19th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration & Shellfish Reef Restoration Network Meeting

19th – 21st February 2018 at The University of Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Please plan on joining shellfish restoration experts, resource managers, shellfish growers, community groups, NGOs and others in the ‘City of Churches’ Adelaide for a joint conference between International Conference on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR) and the Australian Shellfish Reef Restoration Network (SRRN).

This three day conference will provide a forum that fosters partnerships, initiatives and exchanges of information necessary to further the science and practice of shellfish restoration efforts around the world. Attendees include representatives from the shellfish aquaculture industry, government, academia, NGO, community groups, practitioners and other restoration supporters.

The conference will feature invited speakers, panel sessions, contributed oral and poster sessions and interactive workshops. The venue will be the historic University of Adelaide campus located in the heart of the City of Adelaide. The schedule will allow for social interactions and collaborations in a relaxed atmosphere. The City of Adelaide is known for its historical churches, bustling market place and fresh seafood and is a stones through away from world class wine regions such as the Barrossa, Claire Valley and Adelaide Hills.

Conference themes and sub-themes

The theme for the combined SRRN/ICSR conference is: Globalizing the recovery of shellfish habitats in recognition of the recent growth of shellfish restoration in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. Whilst all abstracts will be considered, the conference program will be structured around the following sub-themes:

  • Engaging communities in shellfish restoration (e.g. community projects, citizen science, education);
    Industry collaborations (e.g. hatcheries, aquaculture farms, fisheries);
  • Historical ecology (e.g. baselines, oral histories, traditional ecological knowledge);
  • Enabling restoration (e.g. policy, regulation, finance, biosecurity);
  • Research and development (e.g. oyster ecology, disease management, ecosystem services, husbandry, genetics);
  • Restoration practice and case studies;
  • Communication (e.g. networks, website, videos, social media);
  • ‘How to’ technical sessions;

Key dates

  • Friday 18th August, 2017: Registration and call for abstract open;
  • Monday 13th November, 2017: Abstracts close
  • Friday 15th December, 2017: Early bird registration closes
  • 19th-21st February 2018:  SRRN/ICSR conference.

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