The International Pectinid Workshop has been a biennial event on the calendar of marine researchers from all over the world since 1976. The IPW is attended by scientists, students and industry members from across the globe interested in pectinids. It remains a traditional conference with a single main hall and no parallel sessions. The main aim of the Workshop is to bring together researchers, industry professionals and students for networking and the dissemination of research and best practices. It has always been an important gathering for early stage researchers to communicate their work and meet established researchers from across the globe. With a relaxed social atmosphere, the workshop gives attendees the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. The themes of the conference reflects the main areas in which pectinid research is developing at present.
Committee: (chairpersons listed in bold)
Kevin Stokesbury – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology, USA
Sandra Shumway – University of Connecticut, USA
Jay Parsons – Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Sissel Andersen – Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Norman Blake – University of South Florida, USA
Andrew Brand – University of Liverpool, England
Gavin Burnell – University College Cork, Ireland
Michael Dredge – Queensland Fisheries Service, Australia
Esteban Félix-Pico – Contro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Mexico
Thorolf Magnesen – University of Bergen, Norway
Germán Merino – Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile
Guillermo Román – Instituto Español de Oceanografia, Spain
Guilherme S.Rupp - Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina, Brasil
José Luís Sánchez López – Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Elisabeth von Brand – Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile
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Scallopers lined up at port — photo courtesy Emily F. Keiley, UMass Dartmouth.
F/V Emily Marie — photo courtesy Emily F. Keiley, UMass Dartmouth
Scallop bed — photo courtesy Emily F. Keiley, UMass Dartmouth
Working a scalloper — photo courtesy Emily F. Keiley, UMass Dartmouth
Macro photo of scallop showing some of its bright blue eyes. Acquired courtesy of Matthew Krummins, www.deeperthandiving.com