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International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference-III - Woods Hole

April 26-28, 2010
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA Invasive ascidians are impacting ecosystems, creating a nuisance for the aquaculture industry, and are a major component of fouling communities. The aim of the third conference is to further address the continuing problems associated with invasive species of tunicates.

Purpose

Invasive ascidians are impacting ecosystems, creating a nuisance for the aquaculture industry, and are a major component of fouling communities. The aim of the third conference was to further address the continuing problems associated with invasive species of tunicates. We once again brought together marine biologists and other people concerned with invasive ascidians to explore the biology, ecology, impacts, management options for control, and other relevant topics discussed at the 2005 and 2007 IISSC's. The format of the three day conference included invited plenary talks, contributed research presentations, posters, and discussions.

Audience

The conference target audience consisted of marine biologists, shellfishery scientists, representatives of the shellfishery industry, members of local, state, and federal agencies concerned with coastal resources, and representatives from sponsoring organizations.

Sponsors and Collaborators

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, WHOI Ocean Life Institute, USGS-Woods Hole, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel, WHOI Sea Grant, MIT Sea Grant, and PEI Aquaculture Alliance.


NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Ocean Life Institute




U.S. Geological Survey



Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel

WHOI Sea Grant


Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance


MIT Sea Grant

Steering Committee

Andrew Bagnall, Stephan Bullard, Jim Carlton, Mary Carman, Jeff Davidson, Vincent Guida, Andrea Locke, Neil MacNair, Judy Pederson, Page Valentine, Peter Warris and Bob Whitlatch

Last updated: August 23, 2010