Conference on Fisheries and Coastal Environment

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Theme: “The Changing Marine Fisheries and Coasts: Challenges and Opportunities for changing minds”

August 22nd - 24th, 2017
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra



Submission: Now open
Closing date: 14th July, 2017

The Centre for Coastal Management of the University of Cape Coast with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is organising this maiden conference. This initiative is designed to strengthen policy linkages and enable researchers, journalists, and think tanks connect their voices to the sustainable fisheries and coastal development agenda. The conference will provide an opportunity for a more holistic discussion on a resource that is shared by millions of people, yet, under treat and mismanaged. This conference will feature panel discussions, keynote presentations and session papers. There will also be an opportunity for industry and market players to showcase their latest technologies.


A. Papers are invited to discuss a range of themes that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Fisheries and coastal governance and policy
  2. Fisheries economics and value chain, post-harvest processes, transport and handling, standards, labelling and certification, marketing
  3. Ocean and coastal mapping and analysis, GIS techniques and applications for fisheries and coastal zone management, modelling and simulations of fisheries and coastal environmental issues
  4. Marine and coastal environment: environmental stressors and pollution control, marine protected areas and biodiversity conservation, climate change and adaptation
  5. Marine and coastal businesses: oil and gas development and exploration, local content, corporate social responsibility and corporate environmental management, industrial ecology, eco-tourism, recreation etc.
  6. Mariculture and green businesses for the coastal environment
  7. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing practices
  8. Livelihoods and poverty reduction in coastal areas


ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: Register and submit abstract at the online registration form

  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • Abstracts should be based on any of the above listed topics
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Authors should indicate their presentation preference: oral or poster.
  • After submitting your abstract, you will receive an email with acknowledging receipt of the abstract.
  • There will be continuous review of abstracts on receipt and notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstracts submitted will be sent to you via email by August 7th, 2017.


Authors decide if the abstract submitted is either for a PAPER for oral presentation or POSTER and follow the instructions below:

  • Paper sessions will be held in parallel sessions according to predetermined thematic areas. Each presenter will be allocated 15 minutes for oral presentation and audience discussion.
  • There will be dedicated poster sessions which will be supplemented by personal visits to stands during coffee breaks.
  • Paper should not exceed 8,000 words including references.
  • Poster size A0 in portrait format.
  • Rooms for aggregated presentation sessions and time of presentation will be communicated one week before the conference.
  • Poster titles will be placed on poster boards under thematic categories, to guide the placement of posters


All abstracts will be published in a Book of Abstract and made available at the conference.

All accepted papers will be published in a peer reviewed journal. The comments from the oral presentation and subsequent peer review processes will ensure that the quality of papers meet the journal requirements for publication. It is however the prerogative of the editor of the journal to decide on the acceptance or otherwise of each paper.


B. Industry players who want to display/showcase/demonstrate/market their products should also send their ideas to the organisers so that space and time is made for this equally important event (send email to organisers:


C. Important dates to note

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14th July, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of abstracts: 28th July, 2017
Final Paper Submission Deadline: 11th August, 2017.
Registration for conference participation Now until 14th July, 2017
Conference Dates: College of physicians and surgeons, Accra 22nd - 24th August, 2017


D. Conference Fees

  • All CFCE participants except students are required to pay a non- refundable amount of GHS 100.00 (Ghanaian applicants) and $ 100.00 (Foreign applicants) as conference registration fees. Students will be required to present valid student identification.
  • Payment should be made to the account details below:

Account Name: Centre for Coastal Management
Bank: Zenith Bank Ghana Limited
Branch: University of Cape Coast
Account Number: 0006011407382


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