The Conference

The International Conference on Research and Assessment for Sustainable use of Black Sea Shellfish Resources WHITECLAM will be organized in Varna, Bulgaria, from 18 to 19 October 2021, by the Institute of Fish Resources -Varna (IFR), in cooperation with the Black Sea Danube Association for Research and Development (BDCA), with the support of the National Operational Program on Fisheries and Aquacultures, Project “WHITECLAM”.

The Conference aims to provide a forum to discuss the latest developments in the research and assessment of the Black Sea shellfish resources, in the prospective of the EU and national policies on development of the Blue Economy.

The Technical program will include a series of Keynote lectures, as well as oral presentations in 7 Technical sessions.

The Conference will be organized as a Hybrid Event, including physical participation in a conference room, as well as online transmission of all presentations and discussions.

Keynote lectures, and presented papers will be included in an electronic Book of Proceedings. All papers will be accepted after a peer-review process based on their full text.

Conference Covid-19 measures


Project № BG14MFOP001-6.003-0004,  "Research of sand white clams and new management proposals (WHITECLAM)", funded by the Maritime and Fisheries Program 2014-2020, co-financed by the European Union through the European Maritime Fund for fisheries, Grant administrative contract №MDR-IP-01-34/25.03.2019.



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