Hello CCFFR-SCL delegates

This will hopefully be the last email we send before the conference starts at the end of this week. We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver and wanted to update you on just a few things.

  1. Presentation abstracts, along with a revised presentation schedule, are posted on the website. Check there frequently for updates. You will receive a final version of the schedule in your welcome package when you check in at the conference.
  2. Getting to the conference from Vancouver Airport: You can use the ‘Skytrain’ which is part of the local transit system and it has a near direct route to the Marriot Parq hotel (~ $10; 25 minutes). You can board the Skytrain in the Vancouver International Airport, head to downtown, and disembark at the ‘Yaletown-Roundhouse Station’. From there it’s a 10 minute walk to the hotel (JW Marriott Parq, 39 Smithe Street). Walking route below.  Cabs cost ~ $35 (25 minutes).  Hotel parking ~ $15 half day; $42 overnight.
  3. Aside from the conference, there are many additional fun things to do and places to eat, near our venue. See the website for ‘Vancouver Fun’ and ‘Food Options’.
  4. We want to remind delegates of our conference Code of Conduct – see the website.
  5. Proof of double vaccination and mask wearing are still a requirement at our venue.  Current COVID safety policies and other general information is under a new menu tab (to the left).
  6. Instructions for presenters, and for session chairs are posted on the website. Please bring your presentations on USB drives. Details on how to name your presentation, and load it onto conference computers, are on the website.
  7. We strongly encourage people to check-in at the welcome desk on Thursday night (6-9 PM) to show vaccine proof, receive your welcome package, for presenters to load their presentation onto session laptops, and to put up posters and exhibitor booths. A reminder that only double vaccinated (approved Covid-19 vaccines) individuals can enter the conference presentation area. We will need proof of this (provincial or federal Q-codes or similar) and photo ID. Once you have provided this information at the welcome desk, you will not need to provide it again during the conference.

Welcome to CCFFR-SCL 2022!

24-27 February 2022, Vancouver, British Columbia

The 2022 theme is "Aquatic Systems Stewardship: Crisis, Change, and Cooperation".

The conference is being held fully in-person, and we are developing strong health and safety measures as governed by the evolving situation. Only COVID fully vaccinated people are allowed into the venue as per provincial health authority rules. A mask mandate and reduced meeting room occupancy levels, as per provincial health authority rules, will ensure a safe meeting.

In this era of crisis and challenges to aquatic systems and their fisheries, there is a need and opportunity to come together to share new insights, solutions, and bright-spots.

Symposium sessions will tackle emerging scientific issues and their applications and challenges to management and will include: Indigenous management systems: leadership, collaboration, and agency; Recreational fisheries: the human and biological dimensions; Climate extremes and change in aquatic systems; Salmon in a changing climate; Fish habitat: change, complexity, and management; Cumulative effects and watersheds; Food webs; Genomics and its application; Contaminants and water quality; Restoration of lakes and rivers; and, Tribute sessions to David Schindler and Kim Hyatt.

The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Parq hotel in downtown Vancouver. Situated on False Creek across from Granville Island, and next to historic Gastown and trendy Yaletown, it is in the epicenter of Vancouver’s dynamic entertainment district. By coming a few days earlier than the conference or staying a couple days after, you can make a fantastic holiday as part of the conference experience.

Details on registering for the conference, submitting abstracts, and for booking accommodation can be found at the links on the home page.

Scott Hinch (UBC, Local Arrangements Chair)
Jonathan Moore (SFU, Program Chair)