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5th March 2018

Fish Passage 2018 - International Conference on River Connectivity & First Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management
10-14 December 2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope your year is well and truly off to a good start and look forward to welcoming you in Albury, NSW Australia in December to celebrate Fish Passage 2018 and the First Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management. We would like to highlight a few updates and notifications to the conference to help you with your planning.

Hydropower and Fish Management Symposium – New deadline for manuscripts submission
We are pleased to inform that Marine & Freshwater Research (MFR) will publish a Special Issue to accommodate manuscripts submitted to the 1st International Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management. The deadline for manuscript submissions has been extended to the 23rd March 2018.
The symposium organizers are looking forward to receiving a multitude of multidisciplinary manuscripts focused on tools and solutions for the hydropower development and fish management nexus. Authors should follow the instructions to submit and adhere to MFR guidelines. Additional information on the Symposium and special edition can be found at: http://fishpassage.umass.edu/first-symposium-hydropower-and-fish-management

Abstract Submissions & Conference Registration Dates
If you would like to present an oral presentation or poster at the conference, please access the abstract submission page from the conference website at http://fishpassage.umass.edu/abstract-submissions; or directly from https://members.asnevents.com.au/register/event/1574. Abstract submissions close on 30th April 2018, with confirmation on abstract acceptance being provided by 31st May.
Conference registration will now open on 1st May 2018. Details concerning registration rates will be published closer to the opening date.

Sponsors & Exhibitors
We invite organisations, institutions and other interested parties to become actively involved in Fish Passage 2018 as a sponsor or exhibitor. There are differing levels of sponsorship with generous benefits on offer to participating organisations that reflect your investment and offer an opportunity to showcase your organisation to a global audience. For a Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus, please contact Nitesh Patel at nitesh@asnevents.net.au. Trade booths are limited and are being offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Australian Tourism
Australia is blessed with 37,000 miles of white sandy beaches, some of the world’s most unique wildlife, and World Heritage-listed natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef. To help you plan your trip Down Under, visit the Tourism Australia website at https://www.australia.com/en. While there, watch the trailer to the upcoming Crocodile Dundee movie.

General Conference Enquiries
Kindly direct any general conference enquiries to the professional conference organiser ASN Events / Ruby Hatfield at RH@asnevents.net.au and include FP2018 in the subject line.

The Socials
Constructed a new fishway, removed a dam, or reached an important project milestone? If so, why not share it with your colleagues on the conference Socials on Twitter @fishpassage2018 and on Facebook Events.

We thank you for your time and wish you a happy March.
Fish Passage 2018 & Hydropower Symposium Coordination Team

Lee Baumgartner, Co-Chair
Associate Professor
Institute for Land Water & Society
Charles Sturt University
Phone: +61 (2) 6051 9271
Email: lbaumgartner@csu.edu.au

Matthew Gordos, Co-Chair
NSW Fish Passage Manager
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Fisheries Division
Phone: +61 (2) 6626-1395
E-mail: matthew.gordos@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Luiz G. M. Silva, Hydropower Symposium
Freshwater Fish Scientist
Institute for Land Water & Society
Charles Sturt University
Phone: +61 (2) 6051 9730
Email: lsilva@csu.edu.au

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