Annual meeting of the ICES Working Group on Small Pelagic Fish, their Ecosystems and Climate Impact (WGSPEC)
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    Marine Station, Coxside, Plymouth

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The ICES Working Group on Small Pelagic Fish, their Ecosystems and Climate Impact (WGSPEC) are meeting in Plymouth on 3-5th April. The meeting will unite the community of fisheries scientists from Plymouth University, MBA and PML, together with some international colleagues, at the Coxside Marine Station. 

Those with an interest in fisheries research or the work of ICES are invited to attend.

The working group are particularly keen to engage students and early career researchers with the work of ICES and will be highlighting opportunities for involvement. 

ICES is a global organisation that undertakes scientific research and produces advice to support the sustainable use of the ocean. It comprises a network of more than 5,000 scientists from 690 marine institutes. One major role of ICES to provide the scientific advice that underpins fisheries management.

The working group have organised a series of talks and networking sessions on the first day of the meeting (3rd April) for those interested in learning more about ICES and fisheries research. This will include an introduction to the work of ICES, details of opportunities to get involved and the chance to talk with members of the working group about their work. This session will also provide a forum for fisheries research in Plymouth, including presentations from working group members and researchers from across the Plymouth marine institutions.

View the above agenda for full details.

Please contact Ben Ciotti ( or Priscilla Licandro ( to register your attendance or if you have any questions.

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