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Author(s):B. Morales-Nin, A.J. Geffen
Title:The use of calcified tissues as tools to support management: the view from the 5th International Otolith Symposium
JCR Impact Factor:2.626
Issue No.:2
Abstract:Fish otoliths have provided biologists with a treasure-house of valuable life history information across levels of biological organization from individuals
to ecosystems. Otoliths have long been used to provide the age and growth estimates which are basic data that underpin scientific fisheries
and fisheries ecology. The traditional use of calcified tissues (CS) has been augmented by new applications to address questions of population connectivity,
migration, and trophic ecology. These tools have become increasingly important in meeting the demands for spatially explicit and ecosystem-
level management tools. Analysis of CS is nowextended to applications related to spatial use (essential habitats) and as a record of past and
present environmental conditions. This special volume of the ICES Journal of Marine Science contains contributions from the 5th International
Otolith Symposium (IOS 2014), an ICES Science Symposium held in October 2014, in Mallorca, Spain. IOS 2014 is a continuation of a series of symposia
that started in 1993 to encourage the exchange of information and expertise and to promote the development of newtechniques and applications
for otolith-based analysis in ecology, management, and conservation. IOS 2014 was the largest meeting to date, with 329 participants from 45
countries. The aim of IOS 2014 was to explore the use of CS as tools to support management and define indicators at environmental, community,
population, and individual levels. This international forum is the centre for the exchange of information about developments in the field. New
techniques of analysis, statistical treatment, and indeed new areas of application are all presented in this forum. Regular attendees are often
the prominent users of otolith analyses in their home institution, and many are active in ICES work. This is also a premier venue for interaction
between ICES scientists and those working in other parts of the world. North America, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia are particularly active in advancing
otolith techniques, and exchange of ideas and information is crucial to improving the science in the ICES community.

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