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UJNR 2017

UJNR

  45th Scientific Symposium

Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Environment

October 16-17 (Field trips October 18-19), 2017


International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan

NOAA Fisheries' Office of Aquaculture invites abstract submissions for oral presentations at the 45th UJNR Scientific Symposium. The UJNR Aquaculture Panel is a cooperative research exchange between the U.S. and Japan, jointly addressing environmental and technical issues that affect the aquaculture industries of both nations.

The 45th UJNR Aquaculture Symposium is the first year of the three-year theme, Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Environment. Environmental change impacts aquaculture in many ways. Nutrient pollution is driving eutrophication and dead zones, ocean acidification is changing water chemistry and climate change is already influencing our food supply, fresh water availability, weather and way of life. Aquaculture will be impacted by, and can also impact, these environmental changes over various scales. Aquaculture of finfish, shellfish, and seaweed have different threats, benefits, and opportunities related to environmental change. This year’s presentations should focus on the potential of aquaculture to mitigate impacts of environmental change including but not limited to the following topics: sequestering carbon, bioextraction of nutrients and CO2, ocean acidification, adaptation to climate change, and oxygen production.   

 


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Tentative Agenda

Monday Oct 16

Tuesday Oct 17

Wednesday Oct 18

Thursday Oct 19

Morning

Morning

Morning

Morning

UJNR Business Meeting

(Hiroshima International

Conference Center)

Symposium Sessions

(Hiroshima International

Conference Center)

Field trips to be determined

Field trips to be determined

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon

Tentative Symposium

Session

(Hiroshima International

Conference Center

Symposium Sessions

(Hiroshima International

Conference Center)

Field trips to be determined

Field trips to be determined

Symposium Reception Closing Reception

Abstracts 

Abstracts and a 3-5 paper annotated bibliography are due August 25, 2017.

Submit Abstracts and annotated bibliographies to Clete Otoshi at NMFS.Aquaculture.Science@noaa.gov with the subject line "UJNR Submission".

Guidelines

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words.

An annotated bibliography with 3-5 key papers on the topic of your symposium presentation along with your abstract is required prior to the meeting. These annotated bibliographies replace the literature exchange previously completed for UJNR. The goal is to focus the exchange of literature citations on the Science Symposium topic and to allow for experts in the field to highlight key papers from each country to assist their counterparts to explore in more detail references specific to individual presentation topics. This will be especially helpful to the U.S. members as much of the literature published in Japanese is difficult for U.S. researchers to access or understand. A combined annotated bibliography of key papers on the Symposium topic comprised of contributions by all presenting scientists will be published with the proceedings.

The annotations for the 3-5 bibliographic references that the author considers key works in the field should provide a brief description of the work, the results and the reasons why the author considers it a key work. Key works should relate to the topic of your presentation and could be your own work or that of other scientists. When possible, Key works should be from your own country. An example is given below to aid in formatting. Reprints or links to key papers would be appreciated, but are not absolutely necessary.

Example of annotated Key Reference

Mozaffarian, D. and E. Rimm.  2006.  Fish intake, contaminants, and human health: Evaluating the risks and benefits.  JAMA, Vol 296:15.  Pp 1885-1899.

The authors for the first time present a comprehensive human health model based on concentrations of mercury, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls and long chain n-3 fatty acids for fish and project the impact of increased seafood consumption in the United States on the population’s health. This model accounts for the increased risks associated with consumption of contaminated seafood along with the benefits from increased consumption of long chain n-3 fatty acids. Overall the authors predict that increasing the per capita consumption of seafood in the United States from 16 to 26 lbs/person (1-2 servings per week of species high in n-3 fatty acids) would result in a decrease in coronary death by 36% and an overall decrease in total mortality of 17%. Further the authors provide the amounts to consume of various species and the cost to provide the benefits associated with seafood consumption. Implications for target nutrient and contaminate levels in aquacultured fish can be derived from the information presented in this paper.

All material is to be provided in a standardized computer format (Microsoft Word), Times New Roman font and 12 pt font size, and one inch margins. The unedited abstracts and annotated bibliography will be available at the symposium. Please email your abstract and annotated bibliography to Clete Otoshi (NMFS.Aquaculture.Science@noaa.gov) by August 25, 2017 with the subject line "UJNR Submission" .  

Travel Awards for U.S. Participants 

UNJR Travel Assistance 

If you are interested in receiving travel assistance for the 45th UJNR symposia, the following must be completed and submitted to Clete Otoshi (NMFS.Aquculture.Science@noaa.gov) by August 11, 2017 with the subject line "UJNR Submission". Notifications will be made shortly after the deadline.

To apply for travel assistance please submit a presentation title and abstract and answer the following questions:

  1. Are you looking for an active collaboration with a Japanese scientist?  If so, what area(s) are you interested in collaborating?
  2. Do you foresee yourself continuing this collaboration for an extended period of time and participating in UJNR in the future?
  3. Have you presented at a UJNR either in Japan or the US before?  If so, what year and where?
  4. Do you agree to submit the items outlined below on time?

We will be making travel awards based on three criteria:

  1. How well your presentation topic relates to the symposia topic and matches with a Japanese presentation.
  2. Desire to develop collaborative projects with the Japanese.
  3. Past history with UJNR.

What we need from you by August 25, 2017:

  1. Presentation abstract (500 word limit).
  2. Annotated bibliography that contains 3-5 references.

What we need from you by April 2018:

  1. 4-8 page paper that covers the information you presented. Details will be provided in a guide to authors.