Stream 3: People and management
- Paulo de Tarso Chaves1, Tamiji Yamamoto2, Mario Barletta3, Yoh Yamashita4, João Paes Vieira5
- 1Federal University of Parana, Brazil
- 2Hiroshima University, Japan
- 3Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
- 4Kyoto University, Japan
- 5Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil
Fisheries production in coastal areas is majorly supported by material loads from rivers and other sources. Estuarine and shelf species support the largest part of landings around the world, emphasizing the importance of estuaries in an ecological as well as in a socio‐economic context. However, human activities may alter fisheries production through the change in material cycling sometimes positively by settlements of artificial reefs, seaweed beds, and tidal flats, and sometimes negatively by discharging pollutants, conducing bad practices of aquaculture, overfishing, catch/release of alien or domestic species. This Special Session addresses the Conference Topic People and management ‐Sustainable natural resource exploitation. It will allow the estuarine and shelf scientific community to share and discuss the recent results of research on: (1) land, estuarine and shelf connectivity, regardless of the type of studies: field work, statistics, and modelling; (2) community ecology; (3) life cycle of estuarine and shelf species with economical interest inhabiting estuarine environments; (4) artificial release/catch of alien and domestic species including recreational fisheries; (5) Topics with different kind of threads (heavy metals, microplastics, ghost fishing and fishing gear losses)are also welcome. Session will include both oral and poster presentations, followed by discussions at the end of (each) session assembling all participants.