In July, John Piccolo traveled to Bangor, Wales for the annual meeting of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles. The meeting focused on genomics and fisheries. Genomics are a new and rapidly-developing tool for understanding the ecology and conservation of organisms. John published a short article about conservation genomics of salmon in the conference proceedings: Conservation genomics: coming to a salmonid near you
He also points out that the keynote speakers at the conference, Robin Waples, Louis Bernatchez, and Craig Primmer did a great job of summarizing recent developments in fisheries genomics in the following symposium papers:
- Waples:Tiny estimates of the Ne/N ratio in marine fishes: Are they real?
- Aykanat, Lindqvist, Pritchard & Primmer: From population genomics to conservation and management: a workflow for targeted analysis of markers identified using genome-wide approaches in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar
- Bernatchez: On the maintenance of genetic variation and adaptation to environmental change: considerations from population genomics in fishes
John also recommends an article of salmon conservation genomics from Devon Pearse: Saving the spandrels? Adaptive genomic variation in conservation and fisheries management.
Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.The annual meeting – themed Understanding Fish Populations – will be held at the University of Exeter (UK), 3-7 July 2017.