Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Garden Celebration

Hey Mary Beth,


I could not figure out a way to insert the Garden Celebration directly into the email, but I have attached it. Also, you could send people to our website at www.heartvillage.org to buy tickets and get more information. 


It was great to talk with you today! Thanks so much for being willing to come out!


Talk soon,




NAAFE Forum 2013 Regular Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!



North American Association  

of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE)


May 21-24, 2013


TradeWinds Island Grand Resort 

St. Petersburg, FL, USA



Regular Registration Deadline

Fast Approaching!

Regular Registration Deadline April 1st

Register by April 1st to save on your NAAFE Forum 2013 Registration!




The NAAFE Forum 2013 will provide ample opportunities for presentation and interaction on a wide variety of fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood economics topics. Anyone with an interest in the economics of these topics is welcome to take part in the Forum. We encourage participation from academia, trade, trade associations, government agencies, NGOs, and anyone with an interest in fisheries and aquaculture economics.


Major topics will include:

  • Governance of fisheries under increasing uncertainty
  • Recreational fisheries and coastal recreation
  • Rights-based management
  • Ecosystem modeling and management
  • Rebuilding fish stocks
  • Bio-economic modeling of fisheries and aquaculture
  • Bycatch and habitat impacts from fisheries and aquaculture
  • Seafood marketing and trade
  • Economics of emerging technologies in aquaculture
  • Artisanal and small-scale fisheries and communities
  • Spatial planning and management
  • Coastal land use and watershed management

Registration Fees

Regular Reduced Registration (By April 1st)

Conference Fee - $575

Student Fee - $315


Late Registration (AFTER April 1st)

Conference Fee - $675

Student Fee - $350

Click here to register:




Keynote Speaker Announced

The NAAFE Forum 2013 is pleased to bring Ray Hilborn as the keynote speaker for the forum this year.


Ray Hilborn is a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington specializing in natural resource management and conservation. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conservation, quantitative population dynamics and risk analysis. He co-authored "Quantitative Fisheries Stock Assessment" with Carl Walters in 1992, and "The Ecological Detective: Confronting Models with Data" with Marc Mangel, in 1997 and has published over 200 peer reviewed articles. He serves on the Editorial Boards of 7 journals including the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Magazine. He has been a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council, and the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Presidents Commission on Ocean Policy and the Independent Science Advisory Panel for the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna. He has received the Volvo Environmental Prize, the American Fisheries Societies Award of Excellence, and the American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists Outstanding Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


 For the detailed program agenda, please Click Here.



Become a Sponsor

Looking for a way to get your message out to a broad community of practitioners in the economics of fisheries management, aquaculture and seafood trade? Sponsor the NAAFE Forum 2013 today!


Click Here to see the ways and levels with which you can support this event. For questions, please contact Angelica Williams at amwilliams@ufl.edu.



Banquet Auction/Raffle

The NAAFE Forum 2013 is excited to announce we will be hosting an Auction/Raffle during the Forum's Banquet, taking place on Thursday, May 23rd. Funds raised from this event will be used towards future NAAFE Forums, including funding for student travel. This Auction/Raffle would not be possible without the generosity of various partners who contributed wonderful prizes for this event.


For additional information, and for a sneak peak of some of the items available for bidding please CLICK HERE.



For More Information     

For up to date information visit the conference website:


Conference Co-hosts  

Chuck Adams, Professor, Extension Marine Economics
Food & Resource Economics Dept. & Florida Sea Grant
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 

Email: cmadams@ufl.edu 


Sherry L. Larkin, Professor
Food & Resource Economics
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Email: slarkin@ufl.edu 


Scientific Committee Co-hosts 

Sherry L. Larkin, Professor
Food & Resource Economics
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Email: slarkin@ufl.edu 


Juan Carlos Seijo, Professor
Marista University, Mexico


Meeting Information

Angelica Williams, Conference Coordinator

University of Florida, IFAS 

Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI)

PO Box 110750 | Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352.392.5930 | Fax: 352.392.9734

Email: amwilliams@ufl.edu  

Important Deadlines 

Regular Registration Deadline: 

      April 1, 2013

Hotel Reservation Deadline:

      April 20, 2013 


 Meeting Site & Hotel

TradeWinds Islands Grand Resort
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
PH: 800-808-9833

Cutoff Date: April 20, 2013  

This beachfront property is the perfect setting for our forum. It is a classic, AAA four-diamond, family-friendly resort offering a colorful mix of relaxation, fun and recreation.

The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is pleased to offer a very special discounted rate of $119.00 per night plus applicable taxes (currently 12%) for single or double occupancy in standard rooms.

How do I Make my Hotel Reservation?
To make your hotel reservation, call 1-800-808-9833 and you must mention you are part of the 2013 Meeting of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE) Forum to get the reduced group rate of $119.00.  Or,
CLICK HERE to view a PDF reservation form that can be completed and returned to the Resort.  The reservation deadline is Saturday, April 20, 2013 or while rooms are available.  

Federal Employees
If you are a federal employee requiring a rate at the established federal per diem for May 2013, please mention this when making your hotel reservation.  The hotel is holding 45 rooms at the federal per diem rate.  You will need to mention that you are part of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE) block and you need one of the rooms at the federal per diem rate.  It is recommended you make this reservation ASAP.  You will need to present proper ID when checking into the hotel. 

CLICK HERE for more information about the TradeWinds and making your hotel reservation within the NAAFE block. 


Forum Sponsors &

Supporting Organizations












Lee G. Anderson

Fisheries Economist

University of Delaware


Quick Links

Forum Registration

Program Agenda

Meeting Site & Hotel

Become a Sponsor

Area Information

Travel Information

Banquet Auction/Raffle



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UF Stone Fruit Annual Field Day


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Regular Registration Deadline Approaching! - Save $50 on the UF Aquatic Weed Control Short Course


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