Indo-Pacific Fish Conference : 2017


FRANÇAIS | L'Indo-Pacific Fish Conference est une conférence internationale organisée tous les 4 ans, qui attire des scientifiques de renom et des délégués (décideurs politiques, secteur privé, universités) du monde entier depuis sa création en 1981.

L'Indo-Pacifique est la plus grande aire biogéographique marine de la planète, s'étalant de l'Afrique du Sud au Mexique et constitue le réservoir d'une biodiversité marine exceptionnelle. L'Indo-Pacific Fish Conference de 2017 s'apprête à rassembler plus de 400 scientifiques et parties prenantes en ichtyologie (élasmobranches et téléostéens compris) de plus de 30 pays différents.

Depuis 33 ans la conférence a permis et facilité des collaborations internationales entre scientifiques et gestionnaires dans le domaine de l'ichtyologie à travers l'Indo-Pacifique.

ENGLISH | The Indo-Pacific Fish Conference is an international conference held every four years, which has been attracting world–class scientists and delegates from around the globe since its inception in 1981.

The Indo-Pacific is the largest marine biogeographic area on the planet, spanning an area from South-Africa to Mexico, and providing habitat for many thousands of species. The 2017 Indo-Pacific Fish Conference will gather more than 400 scientists and stakeholders in ichthyology (including elasmobranchs and teleost fishes) from more than 30 countries.

For 33 years the conference has facilitated international collaboration among scientists and managers in the field of ichthyology in the Indo-Pacific.


2 Mai 2017
Now Available : IPFC Grants
Contact | David Lecchini

We are happy to announce that there are several grants available to help support your participation at the upcoming IPFC Tahiti, October 2017.

Characterised by its geographic isolation and its vast expanse of small islands and atolls, French Polynesia is a perfect case study for what similar island nations from around the Indo-Pacific are currently facing with respect to local and global change. More than 270 000 people live in French Polynesia and they depend on fish for food and for their livelihoods. French Polynesia has traditionally been a gathering place for representatives from around the Indo-Pacific to discuss important, timely topics affecting collective marine resources. Today, this tradition continues.

Building on discussions and decisions made at the 2015 COP21 conference in Paris, we must continue to work together to discuss how we can further our understanding and our strategies to ensure the long-term health of Indo-Pacific Fish resources in the face of global change.

To support this effort, we have 4 different grants available, each with their own specific rules and requirements . Depending on the number and the quality of applicants, each grant could include one of the following three options:

  1. Flight, accommodation and registration fees;
  2. Accommodation and registration fees; or
  3. Registration fees only.

Applications must be submitted before 30 May 2017.

Results will be announced on 10 June 2017.

Additional grants (e.g. grants for 'women in marine sciences', 'ocean acidification' and 'fisheries') will be available next week on the IPFC website - so stay tuned!

1 Mars 2017
Now Open: Call for Abstracts and Registration
Contact | David Lecchini

OPEN | CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  | 1 March - 22 July
OPEN | REGISTRATION | 1 April - 11 August

A total of 42 sessions (from the 53 proposed) have been accepted for IPFC10. These 42 sessions are divided into 9 research themes:

  1. Origin, Evolution, Taxonomy and Bio/Phylogeography of Indo-Pacific Fishes
  2. Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Indo-Pacific
  3. Recent advances in the Study of Coral Reef Fishes
  4. Biology, Ecology, Ethology and Conservation of Sharks, Rays and Top-predators
  5. Freshwater, Diadromous, Cryptobenthic, Mesophotic and Deep-Sea Fishes: Essential Knowledge Required to Better Manage the Global Biodiversity in the Indo-Pacific
  6. Local and Global Threats to Indo-Pacific Fish and the Potential Solutions
  7. Long Term Monitoring of Indo-Pacific Fishes
  8. The Future of Fish and Human Interactions
  9. Other topics (e.g. Women in Marine Sciences; General session)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Oral Presentation, Poster or Flash Talk - One submission per participant. IPFC participants will have one of the three following options for the presentation of their research:

  1. An oral presentation (approximately 12-15 minutes, depending on the number of speakers),
  2. A poster (85 cm wide and 180 cm high), or
  3. A poster AND a flash talk. The poster and the flash talk will be on the same research thematic (i.e., only one abstract submitted). Poster dimensions: 85 cm wide and 180 cm high. Flash talks will take place at the end of each session. Each speaker will have a maximum of 4 slides and exactly 3 minutes to present their research.

Please note: the participants who present in “The Women in Marine Sciences” session (Session I) may give two presentations: one oral presentation in the “Women's” session and one oral presentation or one poster/flash talk in another session

Registration and abstract submissions are managed through the conference website. Once logged in, you can submit an abstract and register for the IPFC10.

The IPFC scientific committee and the leaders of IPFC scientific sessions will make their selections (for those chosen to do either an oral presentation OR a poster/flash talk) between 23 July and 12 August 2017. The Chairman will announce the results to each participant by email on 13 August, 2017. If you have submitted an application and have not received an email from the chairman by 14 August 2017, please email the David Lecchini, IPFC Chairman.

Please note: Only those participants who submit an abstract and register before July 22nd will be allowed to present their research (oral presentation, poster or flash talk) at the IPFC. Participants who register after July 22nd will be allowed to attend the conference, but will not be given the opportunity to present their research.

Please note:
Participants may cancel their abstract and registration until 20 August, 2017. For more information, please see the IPFC cancellation policy.

4 Janvier 2017
Nominations Now Open: 2017 Bleeker Awards
Contact | David Lecchini


Since 2005, the Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (IPFC) has had the privilege of presenting the Bleeker Award, an award that honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of ichthyology in the Indo-Pacific. The award honours the memory of Pieter Bleeker, the late father of Indo-Pacific Ichthyology.

Nominations for the 2017 Bleeker Awards are now open and will be presented to two ichthyologists for “an outstanding body of published work in Indo-Pacific ichthyology, with a focus on either on systematics or ecology”. The winners of Bleeker awards will have to give a talk about their research during the 10th IPFC in Tahiti from 2-6 October, 2017.

Thanks to a strong partnership between the CRIOBE and Air Tahiti Nui (official airline partner of the 10th IPFC) and InterContinental Tahiti Resort (official hotel partner of the 10th IPFC), we are pleased to offer recipients of the 2017 Beeker Award :

* Free conference registration
* ATN airline tickets (from Paris, Los-Angeles, Auckland, New Caledonia or Tokyo)
* 4 nights at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort

For more information about the applications, please visit 2017 IPFC / Bleeker Award .

Nominations should be submitted as an e-mail attachment by 28th February 2017 to the Chair of the Bleeker Award Committee, Prof. Lynnath Beckley, and copied to the Chairman of 10th IPFC, Prof. David Lecchini.



24 Octobre 2016
Poissons de l'Indo-Pacifique: des spécialistes réunis en 2017 à Tahiti
Auteur | Mélanie Thomas | Tahiti Infos | PDF