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.

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

Call for abstracts and registration form

Please note that there will be a selection process (with priority given to presenters) and that filling in this form in no way guarantees your attendance.

Important dates

Registration opens 23 January 2020
Scholarship* application due 24 February 2020
Scholarship recipients notified 6 March 2020
Abstract submission and registration deadline 16 March 2020
Notification of acceptance of abstracts 3 April 2020
Registration confirmation and 50 euro registration fee due (waived for scholarship recipients) 10 April 2020
AOTTP final Symposium 16 to 18 June 2020

*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.




Symposium brochure