North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE)
2015 Biennial Forum • Ketchikan, Alaska

NAAFE Forum 2015
May 20–22, 2015
University of Alaska Southeast
Ketchikan, Alaska

North American Association of Fisheries Economists 8th (2015) Biennial Forum

Registration Information

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Please see the table below for registration fees. The registration fee provides full participation in the conference including registration materials, attendance in sessions, welcome reception/cruise (Tuesday May 19), daily AM and PM coffee breaks, lunches (Wednesday and Thursday), a dinner banquet (Thursday), as well as a complimentary two-year NAAFE membership.

before Feb 1
Feb 1-Apr 1
after Apr 1
Regular $400 $450 $500
Student $200 $225 $250

Guest tickets are also available for the welcome reception/cruise (Tuesday), and the banquet (Thursday). The cost for attending will be $50 US per guest per event.


NAAFE is an international group of industry, government, and academic practitioners of fisheries economics. The goals of NAAFE are to facilitate communication among North American fisheries and aquaculture economists in industry, academia, government, and other areas, to promote dialogue between economists and others interested in fisheries and aquaculture, and to advance fisheries and aquaculture economics and its useful applications.

Please plan to join us for NAAFE Forum 2015: Economic Sustainability, Fishing Communities, and Working Waterfronts, at the Robertson/Hamilton Technical Center, University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan, Alaska, USA, May 20–22, 2015.

The Forum will provide ample opportunities for presentation and interaction on a wide variety of fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood economics topics. We encourage anyone with an interest in these topics to participate, including academics, business leaders, trade association members, government employees, NGO representatives, and others.

Approved selected papers sessions

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker is Lee G. Anderson, Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware.

Social Events

Welcome reception and cruise—Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Banquet—Thursday, May 21, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, location to be announced

Seafood Processing Tour

The NAAFE 2015 organizers are pleased that Trident Seafoods, the largest seafood manufacturer in the United States, has cordially invited symposium attendees to tour their Ketchikan facility, Wednesday, May 21, 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM. The number of participants will be limited to 15. Please email Quentin Fong to sign up for the tour, or for more information. Participation will be on a first come, first served basis.

Who Should Attend

The North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE) welcomes academics, government representatives, industry members, nongovernment organizations, and others interested in the economics of fisheries management, aquaculture, and seafood trade to participate in our 8th biennial forum, NAAFE Forum 2015.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is closed. See top of this page for link to accepted abstracts.

All individuals involved in research, extension, and technology of fisheries economics, business, and marketing are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral presentation. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online submission form by January 23, 2015, adhering to the abstract submission instructions.

Call for Special Sessions

The call for special sessions is closed. See top of this page for link to the program.

If you are interested in organizing a special session, please submit a special session proposal. We encourage your session proposals along the lines of the general conference themes, but we also are interested in session topics relevant to current issues, new methodologies, and/or others that merit a concentrated focus. Session proposals must be submitted electronically via the online submission form by December 7, 2014.