The Atlantic Ocean tropical Tuna Tagging Programme (AOTTP) Final Symposium
Experience, Results and Lessons Learnt from Oceanic Tuna Tagging Campaigns: the AOTTP in Context.

The AOTTP Final Symposium will bring together students, scientists, managers, NGOs and other stakeholders to present and discuss AOTTP results. This will be an opportunity for dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders with special focus on reinforcing local capacity and ensuring better conservation and management of tropical tunas. Lessons learnt from the AOTTP will provide valuable reflection points for developing a path forward.

Simultaneous translation in the three official ICCAT languages (English, French and Spanish) will be provided to allow speakers and participants to communicate in the language of their choosing.

Theme sessions:

    • Experimental Design and Tagging Techniques
    • Age and Growth
    • Electronic Tagging and Spatial Dynamics
    • Mortality and Abundance
    • Impact of FADs
    • Stock Assessment and Management

Important dates

Registration opens 23 January 2020
Scholarship* application due 24 February 2020
Scholarship recipients notified 6 March 2020
Abstract submission and registration deadline to be determined
Notification of acceptance of abstracts to be determined
Registration confirmation and 50 euro registration fee due (waived for scholarship recipients) to be determined
AOTTP final Symposium to be determined

*ICCAT/AOTTP and sponsors will fund (travel and subsistence) a limited number of early career scientists to attend the Symposium. In order to be considered, you must make an oral or poster presentation. ​​​​​​​​​AOTTP defines an early career scientist as someone who is either no more than 35 years OR has completed a Masters or PhD in the last 5 years​. Preference will be given to candidates from Atlantic Ocean developing coastal states.