Palermo ’08

Working Groups 1, 2, Management Committee and NAFO meeting

Palermo, November ’09

This meeting was held in Palermo, Italy on November from17 to 21. Hosted by Istituto Ambiente Marino Costiero (CNR) and the local organizer was Dr. Gualterio Basilone.

The meeting was organized in connection with NAFO WG on reproductive potential (Chair: Ed Trippel)  The FRESH kick-off meeting already agree on developing both initiatives in common, as Terms of Reference of both have many aspects in common. MC has agreed on searching synergies with other initiatives in order to achieve better the common objectives. Already in November 2007 a workshop was organized with NAFO. But the common ToRs were not discussed until this meeting in Palermo, Italy. Agenda was developed to provide the proper atmosphere to facilitate discussions among the members. 38 researchers joining this meeting.

The main discussions were around the definition of the deliverables and how to deal with them in the third year of the Action. Deliverables were defined as follow:

WG1/ NAFO ToR2:

  • Examine Changes in Water Temperature (Short and Long Term) and their Effects on Timing and Duration of Spawning, Fecundity, Egg Size and Fertilization Success
  • Analyses of Effects of Age, Temperature and Condition on Timing and Duration of Spawning Effects of temperature and feeding level on the seasonal allocation of energy of cod (growth and reproduction).
  • Effects of temperature on incubation of Greenland halibut
  • Effects of temperature on cod sperm motility
  • Analyses of trends in maturity, growth and temp over time in 3NO cod WG2/ NAFO ToR1: Review paper on reproductive strategies Methodology manual/book for working with fish maturity/fecundity, etc. Review paper on atresia Primary on potential of autodiametric method for studying oocyte recruitment dynamics in different species

WG2/ NAFO ToR1:

  •      Review paper on reproductive strategies
  •      Methodology manual/book for working with fish maturity/fecundity, etc.
  •      Review paper on atresia
  •      Primary on potential of autodiametric method for studying oocyte recruitment dynamics in different species