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CRSP Co-Sponsors ISTA V
(Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Egypt, Rwanda, Kenya, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia) to attend and present papers. ISTA V conference organizers will be coordinating the review and selection process.

Prospective conference presenters must submit abstracts to the ISTA V coordinators by 30 April 2000. Those interested in being considered for the CRSP sponsorship must include a request for financial assistance at the same time. All submitters will be notified by 1 June whether their abstracts have been accepted.

Applicants whose abstracts are accepted for oral presentation are eligible for the sponsorship opportunity. In addition, sponsorship applicants must be

from a PD/A CRSP host country (see above) and have no other available means of support for participating in the conference.

Submitting Your Abstract

To present at the conference, submit a brief abstract to:

Kevin Fitzsimmons
University of Arizona
2601 E. Airport Drive
Tucson AZ 85706 USA
Phone: 520-626-3324
Email: <>

Additional information about ISTA V is available on Internet at <
>. Conference organizers ask for electronic files submitted on disks which can be virus checked (no faxes and no email attachments).

The PD/A CRSP is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the Fifth International Symposium on Tilapia Aquaculture (ISTA V) which will take place 3–7 September 2000 at the Sofitel Rio Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ISTA V will focus on the rapid advances in large-scale commercial farming and the development of international markets. The symposium will include a trade show, which will provide a forum for industry suppliers, seafood marketers, and the aquaculture press to meet directly with researchers and producers. Field trips are being organized to nearby aquaculture sites.

CRSP Sponsorship Opportunity

The PD/A CRSP will provide an opportunity for scholars from existing and previous PD/A CRSP host countries

IIFET 2000 Conference
AQUA 2000 Conference
The tenth biennial conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET 2000) will take place 10–13 July 2000 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. The conference theme, Microbehavior and Macroresults, reflects the relationship of individual behavior to the aggregate consequences of that behavior. A tentative list of conference topics includes: fishery A QUA 2000, an international conference and trade show with the theme “Responsible Aquaculture in the New Millennium” will be held 2 to 6 May 2000 in Nice, France. The meeting is jointly organized by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS). Sponsors include the European Union, the FAO, and IFREMER. On schedule are over 770 oral and poster presentations from attendees from 60 countries. Among the technical sessions planned are Pond Culture, hosted by CRSP researcher Claude Boyd; Aquaculture Engineering, hosted by CRSP researcher Raul Piedrahita; Aquaculture Networking and Communication; Cooperative Aquaculture
biology and the social sciences; aquaculture: past, present, and future; fisheries in economic development; issues in international trade; consumer demand for seafood; seafood market behavior; and seafood consumption and human health.
Research in Developing Countries; Fish Nutrition; Fish Reproduction; and Socio-Economics and Legislation. Kwei Lin, CRSP researcher in Thailand, is a member of the AQUA 2000 Programme Committee.
The PD/A CRSP is a co-sponsor of this event, providing an opportunity for scholars from host countries in which the CRSP is presently active (Mexico, Honduras, Peru, Kenya, Thailand, and the Philippines) to attend and present.

The early registration deadline for the conference is 30 April 2000. If you are not an IIFET member and wish to receive further information by email or regular mail, please contact the following address with your postal and email addresses: Debi Mandigo, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3601 USA
Fax: 541-737-2563
A $500 prize will be presented for the best student paper. For details, please visit the website <> or contact, or write to the address above.
More information about the conference, including registration materials, can be obtained at the EAS website <> or at the WAS site <>.