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Cod in Icelandic Waters
Marine Research Institute Conference 25. og 26. January 2008
IN AMPHITHEATER (BÍÓSALUR) OF ICELANDAIR, LOFTLEIÐIR HOTEL

Friday 25. January 2008

9 10 – 9 25         Opening of conference; Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture

Conference convener: Jóhann Sigurjónsson
Keynote speaker
9 25 – 10 10       Ghislain A. Chouinard. Decline and lack of recovery of Atlantic cod in Canada. Abstract. Lecture.

10 10 – 10 40     Coffeebrake

Convener: Sólveig Ólafsdóttir
COD AND ENVIRONMENT,
10 40 – 11 00      Jón Ólafsson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir, Árni Snorrason, Bergur Einarsson, Jónas P. Jónasson, Kai Logemann. Ecological connections of cod spawning and hatching to freshwater runoff. Abstract. Lecture.
11 00 – 11 20      Ástþór Gíslason, Hildur Pétursdóttir. Long-term variability in zooplankton community structure south of Iceland and potential impacts on cod recruitment. Abstract. Lecture.

Convener: Hafsteinn Guðfinnsson
COD BIOLOGY
11 20 – 11 40   Einar Hjörleifsson, Björn Ævarr Steinarsson. Migratory pattern in cod. Abstract.  Lecture.       

11 40 – 13 10      Lunchbreak

13 10 – 13 30      Vilhjálmur Þorsteinsson. Habitat choice of adult cod in Icelandic waters: research project with combined use of DST´s and traditional tags. Abstract. Lecture.
13 30 – 13 50      Björn Björnsson. Behaviour of Arnarfjördur. Abstract. Lecture.
13 50 – 14 10      Ólafur Karvel Pálsson, Höskuldur Björnsson. Diet of Icelandic cod. Abstract. Lecture.
14 10 – 14 30     Árni Magnússon. Interaction between cod and capelin. Abstract. Lecture.

14 30 – 15 10     Coffeebreak Posters

Convener: Þorsteinn Sigurðsson
POPULATION GENETICS AND STOCK SEPARATION
15 10 – 15 30      Guðrún Marteinsdóttir, Christophe Pampoulie, David Brickman, Lorna Taylor, Ásta Guðmundsdóttir, Kai Logemann, Björn Gunnarsson, Aðalbjörg Jónsdóttir, Daniel Ruzzante. An attempt to trace the contribution of different spawning components to the surviving population of juvenile cod in Icelandic waters. Abstract. Lecture.
15 30 – 15 50      Christoph Pampoulie. A review on the genetic structure of the Icelandic cod. Abstract. Lecture.
15 50 – 16 10      Guðni Magnús Eríksson, Kristján Kristinsson, Einar Árnason. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, around Iceland. Abstract. Lecture.

HISTORIC PERSPECTIVES
16 10 – 16 30      Gunnar Karlsson. Reconstructing Fishing Reports for 1624–1904. Abstract. Lecture. ppt.


Saturday 26. January 2008

Convener: Sigurður Snorrason
AGE, GROWTH AND MATURITY
9 30 – 9 50          Jón Kristjánsson. Age, growth and sexual maturity of cod (Gadus morhua) in S-Breidafjordur, Iceland. Abstract. Lecture.
9 50 – 10 10        Ingibjörg G. Jónsdóttir,  Ásta Guðmundsdóttir. Variability in the sex ratio and maturity of Icelandic cod. Abstract. Lecture.

10 10 – 10 50     Coffeebreak Posters  
        
10 50 – 11 10      Heidi Pardoe, Guðmundur Þórðarson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir. Spatial and temporal trends in condition of Icelandic cod. Abstract. Lecture.

11 10 – 11 30      Guðmundur Þórðarsson. Effects of size-selective fishing on growth of Icelandic cod. Abstract. Lecture.

Convener: Guðni Guðbergsson
STOCK ESTIMATES AND STOCK DYNAMICS
11 30 – 11 50      Björn Ævarr Steinarsson. The evolution of the codstock and fisheries. Abstract.   Lecture.           

11 50– 13 10      Lunchbreak

13 10 – 13 30      Einar Júlíusson. Effect of fishing on the Icelandic cod stock and its yield. Abstract. Lecture. ppt.
13 30 – 13 50    Gunnar Stefánsson. Gadget: A modelling environment for fishery science. Abstract.  Lecture.
13 50 – 14 10      Guðmundur Guðmundsson. Stochastic growth. Abstract. Lecture.
14 10 – 14 30      Þorvaldur Gunnlaugsson, Guðmundur Guðmundsson. Estimation of natural mortality. Abstract. Lecture.

14 30 – 15 00      Coffeebreak

Conference convener: Jóhann Sigurjónsson

15 00 – 15 20      Keith Brander. Summary; conference results.

15 00 – 15 20      Final remarks

15 45                  Reception; Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture


Posters

1 Einar Júlíusson. MRI´s overestimate of the codstock. Abstract. Poster.

2 Elías Freyr Guðmundsson. Digital image analysis in cod otolith research. Abstract

3 Gróa Péturdóttir, Gavin Begg, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir. Discrimination between cod populations (Gadus morhua L.) from three adjacent spawning grounds by comparing otolith growth and shape. Abstract

4 Jónas Páll Jónasson, Björn Gunnarsson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir. Abundance and growth of larval and early juvenile cod (Gadus morhua) in relation to variable environmental conditions west of Iceland. Abstract

5 Katrín Halldórsdóttir, Einar Árnason. Genomic exploration of multiple linked tail to head oriented ß and a globin genes in Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua. Abstract

6 Klara B. Jakobsdóttir, Christophe Pampoulie, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir. Long-term temporal genetic analysis of spawning cod (Gadus morhua) in coastal waters south of Iceland. Abstract

7 Lilja Stefánsdóttir, Jónas Páll Jónasson, Jón Sólmundsson, Kristján Kristinsson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir. Distribution of fish assemblages in Icelandic waters in relation to environmental factors. Abstract

8 Ubaldo Benitez Hernandez, Kristján Kristinsson, Einar Árnason. Effects of natural selection and environmental variables on allelic frequency distribution of Pantophysin I (Pan I) in Atlantic Cod. Abstract