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A virtual ECSA Focus Meeting/ International Conference on "Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem: Synergies for Fishery Potential (CMESFP-2020)" is being organised by the University of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram, India, on 19-21 November 2020.

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18 Oct 20

As the spread of COVID-19 continues and the situation is still uncertain, Elsevier and the Conference Chairs have taken the decision to postpone ECSA58 – EMECS13.

More information will be available shortly.Read full article

Following the postponement of the AGM last month due to the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in, the meeting will now be held remotely using an electronic platform (zoom) from 1-2pm on Thursday the 14th May 2020. All members are welcome to attend. To join the meeting you must send an email to the ECSA secretary by Tuesday the 12th May 2020, including your name and membership ... Read full article

Unfortunateley, due to the Coronavirus epidemic, we must postpone the ECSA AGM, which was due to be held at Plymouth on the 2nd April. We will provide further information on a new date, when the public health situation becomes clearer.Read full article

The ECSA focus meeting ‘From catchment to coast with an emphasis on the estuaries and coastal waters of SW England’ in Plymouth (31 March 2020 to 2 April 2020) is to be POSTPONED.

Postponement is due to the risk presented by Covid19.

New dates will be announced as soon as the National position becomes clearer. We apologise for any inconvenience, but the safety of participants ... Read full article

Current ECSA Logo

ECSA Council have agreed to hold an open competition to explore whether the current ECSA logo should be refreshed or replaced*. Consequently, this year, the Annual Photo Competition is to be replaced by the ‘ECSA Logo Competition’. 

The ECSA Logo Competition is open to all ECSA members.  Entries are ... Read full article

POSTPONED: AGM originally planned for 2nd April 2020 at 13:00 in the Plymouth Marine Laboratory Marine Matters Centre Lecture Theatre, West Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 3DH.

This meeting is postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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17 Dec 20

ECSA has just introduced new, reduced rate membership fees for annual and student members for countries on the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development) DAC (Development Assistance Committee) list of lower income countries. ECSA wishes to make access to membership easier for applicants from these countries, and welcomes new applicants. For further information please go to ... Read full article

We are looking for expressions of interest for a host organisation for our 2021 ECSA Focus Meeting. The ECSA Focus Meetings are based on a specific geographic area, theme or topic and are usually held in March/April of the qualifying year. 

Please email your expression of interest or any questions you may have to ... Read full article

"Marine Protected Areas - Science, Policy and Management" by John Humphreys, Portsmouth Institute of Marine Sciences and Robert W.E.Clark of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority has just been published. The book follows on from the ECSA local meeting held at Poole, Dorset in May 2019, and is published by Elsevier.

In the face of unprecedented pressure on marine ... Read full article