Fourth International Otolith Symposium

The SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division, in cooperation with Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and UC Santa Cruz, hosted the Fourth International Otolith Symposium in Monterey, California, August 23-28, 2009.

The symposium brought together leading scientists from around the world to present state-of-the-art research and future directions for this increasingly important area of science and its application to contemporary fisheries research and management problems. Since the last symposium five years ago in Townsville, Australia, there have been important new developments in the fields of fish ecology and fisheries science, based largely on the advances in extracting information from the otoliths of fishes.

Over 300 attendees from 35 countries presented more than 270 oral and poster presentations.

(August 31, 2009)