The NAAFE Forum in La Jolla, California
25 - 28 March 2025
NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA SWFSC) and the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego welcome’s the 2025 NAAFE Forum to the Pacific Coast. We invite our colleagues from North America and beyond to join us in La Jolla, a neighborhood within San Diego, California, USA.
Additional information on abstract submission, conference registration, and housing and logistics will be added over time.
If you would like to contact the conference organizers, please use the embedded form in the "Contact" section of this webpage.
Early Bird Submissions
Abstract submission begins - August 15, 2024
Abstract submission deadline - September 15, 2024
Best Student Paper
NAAFE first offered a Best Student Paper Award in 2009, to recognize the most outstanding paper presented by a graduate student at the biennial NAAFE Forum.
Best Student Paper abstract submission begins - August 15, 2024
Best Student Paper abstract submission ends - September 15, 2024
Response to abstract authors participating in BSP - October 8, 2024
Best Student Paper invitations to authors - October 17, 2024
Best Student Paper deadline - December 1, 2024
Review committee decision on Best Student Paper - January 15, 2025
Regular abstract submissions
Regular abstract submission begins - December 15, 2024
Regular abstract notifications to authors - February 1, 2025
Registration begins - December 26, 2024
Registration deadline for presenters, accepted abstracts - February 7, 2025
Registration deadline for all participants - February 15, 2025
Allison Kellum, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Rosemary Kosaka, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, California
Stuart Sandin, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Stephen Stohs, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California
Frank Asche, University of Florida, NAAFE President
Kathryn Goetting, Oregon State University, NAAFE Executive Director
The North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE) is an international group of industry, government, and academic practitioners of fisheries economics. The purposes 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 stakeholders interested in fisheries and aquaculture, and to advance fisheries and aquaculture economics and its useful applications.
The NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center conducts scientific research to ensure that the region's marine and anadromous fish, marine mammal, marine turtle and invertebrate populations remain at healthy and sustainable levels, as functioning parts of their ecosystems and continue to enhance the quality of life for the public.
Established in 1964 to study the sardine and tuna fisheries of the U.S. West Coast, NOAA SWFSC provides scientific information to support fisheries management and conserve protected species in the California Current, throughout the Pacific Ocean, and in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is one of the most important centers for global earth science research and education in the world. Scripps scientists work to understand and protect the planet by investigating our oceans, Earth, and atmosphere to find solutions to our greatest environmental challenges. Scripps leads research in climate change impacts and adaptation, resilience to hazards, conservation and biodiversity, oceans and human health, national security, and innovative technology to observe the planet.
The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego integrates biological, physical, and social science with educational approaches to maintain the integrity of ocean ecosystems and manage their use in the face of rapid and inevitable global change.