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Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
Telephone: 01671 403011 · Fax: 01671 402248 · Scottish Registered Charity No. SC020751

Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch

Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park

Looking upstream on the River Luce

North American Signal Crayfish

The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch

Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'

Fly fishing on the River Cree

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee


13 November 2014


DUNDALK, Ireland: 20th  22nd October 2015

This major event will build on the success of the 1st International Symposium on the Biology,
Conservation & Management of Sea Trout held in Cardiff, Wales in 2004. Its overall
objective will be To promote the application of the latest science to the better
management of sea trout stocks and their associated fisheries. It will consider
developments since the previous symposium, highlight the implications of the strategic gaps
in our knowledge that currently limit our ability to manage the resource effectively and
review priorities for future investigation.
The Symposium is aimed at fishery scientists, managers, policy makers and other interested
parties. It is planned to provide practical guidance to assist managers and regulators in the
sustainable management of the sea trout resource and to ensure that they are fully
integrated into any assessment of the impact of other policies, regulations and
developments affecting their aquatic environment. While primarily focussed on migratory
sea trout, it will include non-migratory trout and other anadromous species where relevant.
The Organisers now invite expressions of interest from prospective contributors in
submitting papers (both oral and poster) to be considered for inclusion in the formal
programme. At this preliminary stage, these should be limited to 300 words and include the
following information: a) name, affiliation and contact details (telephone or e-mail) of the
first author, b) a working title, c) a general outline of proposed scope and content of the
main text and d) a statement of its relevance to future management. Each submission will be
screened by the Editorial Panel.
Please note that a formal abstract is not required at this stage. The author(s) of proposals
accepted for inclusion in the final programme will be issued with further guidance on the
preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and oral presentations. It is intended that papers
presented at the Symposium will appear in a suitable peer-reviewed publication.
While not a complete or exclusive list, we would welcome proposals relating to the following
general topics:
1. Marine Ecology & Migration.
2. Freshwater Ecology.
3. Life History Variation & Population Dynamics.
4. Drivers for Anadromy.
5. Stock Assessment & Monitoring.
6. Evaluating & Addressing Threats.
7. Socio-economic Importance & Value.
8. The Application of Advances in Science & Technology.
The deadline for receipt of preliminary submissions is Monday 12th January 2015.
Contributions should be sent by e-mail to

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