The Bulletin of Marine Science presents

Fish at Night: an international symposium

17–20 November, 2015 - Miami, Florida, USA


The Bulletin of Marine Science is hosting an international symposium entitled “Fish at Night.” The purpose of the symposium is to stimulate the exchange of new knowledge, data, and ideas on behaviors, patterns, and processes operating underwater, in darkness. Relevant topics include nocturnal fish activities, technical aspects of night fishing/fisheries, diel fish distribution and abundance comparisons, and strategies adopted by fish and fishers at extreme depths and/or latitudes (i.e., polar seas), where darkness often prevails. Our intent is to foster greater collaboration among researchers, managers, and industry who are faced with different problems, many of which are made more challenging by the lack of light.

All attendees are invited to submit their work to be included in the Proceedings of the “2015 International Fish at Night Symposium”—a dedicated, peer-reviewed special issue of the Bulletin of Marine Science. We look forward to welcoming you in Miami, Florida, USA, in November 2015 for an illuminating knowledge exchange on the multiple facets, issues, and challenges regarding fish at night.

About the logo

According to Greek lore, while trying to escape from Typhon (the largest and most fearsome of all creatures), Aphrodite and Eros leapt into the sea and transformed themselves into fish. To not lose each other, they tied themselves together with rope. Their mythical transformation gave genesis to the zodiac constellation of Pisces, the archetypal “fish at night.” In spite of being a relatively large constellation, Pisces’ stars are faint and hard to see with the naked eye. In the Northern Hemisphere, we are able to see Pisces most clearly in autumn, coinciding with the timing of Fish at Night: an international symposium.

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