The Scientific Committee selected 42 sessions among the 52 received proposals. These 42 sessions are dealt with in 9 research thematics:

A/ Origin, Evolution, Taxonomy and Bio/Phylogeography of Indo-Pacific Fishes

B/ Fisheries and Aquaculture in Indo-Pacific

C/ Recent advances in the study of coral reef fishes

D/ Biology, Ecology, Ethology and Conservation of Sharks, Rays and Top-predators

E/ Freshwater, Diadromous, Cryptobenthic, Mesophotic and Deep-Sea Fishes, an essential knowledge to better manage the global biodiversity in the Indo-Pacific

F/ Fish facing local and global threats and potential solutions

G/ Long Term Monitoring in Indo-Pacific Fishes

H/ The future of fish and human interactions

I/ Other topics (e.g. Women in Marine Sciences; General session)

In order to avoid some sessions with too few oral presentations, the scientific committee could delete a session if there are less than 8 abstracts submitted in the session. The scientific committee decided to create a new session ‘General session on Systematic, Taxonomy, Biology and Ecology of fish’ (the thematic I). So, the participants who submitted an abstract in a ‘deleted’ session will be moved in this general session.

At the 10th IPFC, the participants have three possibilities to present their research:

  • oral presentation (around 12-15 min – according to the number of speakers),
  • poster (85 cm wide and 180 cm high),
  • and flash talk.

A participant could present only one oral presentation, or one poster and/or one flash talk. It means: the participant A could present one oral presentation. The participant B could present one poster and/or one flash talk. However, the participants who attending “The Women in Marine Sciences” session may give two presentations: one oral presentation in the “women” session and one oral presentation or one poster/flash talk in another session.

The call for abstract is open from 1st March to 22th July 2017. For more information about the abstract submission, see here.

A/ Origin, Evolution, Taxonomy and Bio/Phylogeography of Indo-Pacific Fishes

B/ Fisheries and Aquaculture in Indo-Pacific

C/ Recent advances in the study of coral reef fishes

D/ Biology, Ecology, Ethology and Conservation of Sharks, Rays and Top-predators

E/ Freshwater, Diadromous, Cryptobenthic, Mesophotic and Deep-Sea Fishes, an essential knowledge to better manage the global biodiversity in the Indo-Pacific

F/ Fish facing local and global threats and potential solutions

G/ Long Term Monitoring in Indo-Pacific Fishes

H/ The future of fish and human interactions

I/ Other Topics