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The southern African Marine Linefish Symposium (SAMLS) is hosting its 5th conference themed: “Linefish resilience in the Anthropocene”, referring to the effects that the ever-increasing global human population is having on the planets resources, ecosystems and climate. 

The conference runs from Tuesday, 9th to Thursday, 11th July 2019. It attempts to see where South Africa’s marine linefish resources are currently standing twenty years after the state of emergency as well as coordinate where future research needs to focus in light of future climate change.

Session themes to be covered will include:

  1. Monitoring and assessment of linefish and linefisheries
  2. Linefish life history
  3. Impacts of climate change on linefish and linefisheries
  4. Human dimensions of linefisheries
  5. Socio-ecological systems of linefisheries
  6. Science communication on linefish and linefisheries

To read more on the conference, visit:

Download the programme here

You can also follow the 5th SAMLS on Twitter at: @5Samls and #SAMLS2019 #teamfish #symposium #linefish