Session 1

The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries in FAO
G. Bianchi, FAO Fisheries Resources Division

The Ecosystem Approach of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Marjo Vierros, United Nations University –Institute for Advanced Studies

Ecosystem-Based Management of Marine Fisheries
Moving from theoretical concept to useful operational reality
Katherine Short, Fisheries Officer, AlistairGraham, High Seas Adviser
WWF International

The Human Side of the EAF: Results of an FAO Workshop
Cassandra De Young, FAO

The Large Marine Ecosystem Approach to Marine Resources Assessment and Management
Kenneth Sherman

The concept of Ecosystem Approach in a Nordic perspective
Dr. Kristjan Thorarinsson, Population Ecologist
The Federation of Icelandic Fishing Vessel Owners

Session 2

Research Requirements of an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries - A Scotian Shelf Case Study
Bob O'Boyle, Mike Sinclair & Tana Worcester
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada

EAFM FRAMEWORKS In Australia and the Pacific Region, Overview and Lessons Learned
Dr Rick Fletcher

Synoptic ecosystem surveys in the Barents Sea - one way of implementing EA in practice
Erik Olsen, BarentsSea Fish Stocks and Ecossytem Research Group, IMR

Climate changeand the resilience of marine ecosystems to fishing
Svein Sundby, IMR

The Knowledge base for an ecosystem approach
Poul Degnbol

Recent developments on methods for evaluating the effects of fishing and efficiency of control measures in an ecosystem context
Gunnar Stefansson

Greenland Ecosystems: Major challenges – limited knowledge
Helle Siegstad, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

EcoFishEcosystem Dynamics and Fish Stocks
Kjellrun Hiis Hauge, IMR

Session 3

Approaches and tools for managing fisheries as part of the Ecosystem Approach
Serge Garcia

The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management - An Industry Perspective
Grimur Valdimarsson, Director Fishery Industries Division FAO, Rome, Italy

By Director General of Fisheries, Peter Gullestad

Long-term yield of cod in the BarentsSea – a joint Russian-Norwegian ecosystem approach
Sigurd Tjelmeland, IMR and Anatoly Filin, PINRO

Common sense approach to ecosystem-based fisheries management
Rainer Froese, Henning Winker and Amanda Stern-Pirlot

Benefits and Costs of Implementing the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
Anthony Charles, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

Marine Science Communication: Communication: EUR-OCEANS Public Outreach Association
Wojciech Wawrzynski, Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia (MIR), Poland

Successes and failures in fisheries management & their relation to the Ecosystem Approach
Dorothy Jane Dankel, PhD student, and fisheries management Advisor Dankert Skagen, IMR

Ecosystem approach to management: definitions,principles and experiences from implementation
Hein Rune Skjoldal and Ole Arve Misund, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen

Fisheries assessment and decision-making Towards an integrated advisory process
Serge M. Garcia, FAO Fisheries Resources Division

Session 4

Integrated management of the marine environment of the Barents Sea and the sea areas off the Lofoten Islands
Inger Winsnes, Norwegian Ministry of the Environment

2006 Ecosystem-based fisheries management in Iceland: Implementationandsome practical considerations
Jóhann Sigur jónsson, Marine Research Institute, Reykjavik, Iceland

Implementation of an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in the Benguela Region - Experiences, Advances and Problems
By K.L. Cochrane (FAO), C.J. Augustyn (MCM-South Africa) and M.J. O’Toole (UNOPS)

Australia’s experience in implementing EBFM in Common wealth managed fisheries
Richard McLoughlin, N. Rayns, A. D. M. Smith, D. Johnson, A.Hobday, T. Smith

Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries Management in the USA
Galen R. Tromble, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Implementing the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries-the basic information from China
Qisheng Tang, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute

Fisheries and Aquaculture Integration Policy for the Central American Isthmus

Session 5

The Bergen Conference on Implementing the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
26-28 September 2006, Concluding remarks

CIEAF Sessions, Synopsis & Commentary
by Ad-hoc WG