International Flatfish Symposium

Saint-Malo, 11-16 November, 2017

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First things to know

Organizing committee

IFS 2017 The organizing committee (from right to left): Anik Brind’Amour, Marie-Laure Bégout & Olivier Le Pape, with the very helpful contribution of Catherine Le Penven and Ingrid de Raad (NIOZ) 

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IFS 2017 Saint-Malo is a fortified city located in Brittany, in northwestern France on the English Channel. It became notorious as the home of the corsairs, French privateers...

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Objectives and Themes

IFS 2017 Following the previous meetings, the 10th International Flatfish Symposium, entitled 'Ten International Flatfish Symposia and 30+ Years of Advanced Research...

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The International Flatfish Games


In 2009 the games exists of ... mmmm... is there anyone who can remember?


The famous Egg and Spoon race. Running around without dropping eggs! 


Who shoot most flatfish? Hilarious moments with waterguns


You have to take pictures! Go to


Hosts IFS 2017

Agrocampus Ouest and the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) are organizing the 10th International Flatfish Symposium in Saint-Malo (France), convened from 11-16 November, 2017.

Agrocampus Ouest: an accredited institution for the teaching of life sciences: all aspects of life sciences are studied here via agricultural and agri-food approaches as well as from economic, managerial and social perspectives. 

Ifremer: through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage the oceanographic databases. 

It also operates a great part of the ocean research fleet, including all underwater systems and large-scale mobile facilities and equipment (seismics, penetrometer, etc.). Since March 2011, scheduling and development of the entire French oceanographic fleet are supported by the UMS Fleet joint service unit, whose management has been entrusted to Ifremer for a four-year period.

Themes IFS 2017

Ecology (spatio-temporal connectivity along the life cycle, essential flatfish habitats, and understanding short to long term changes)

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Interspecies comparisons and interactions (flatfish versus flatfish; flatfish versus other species)

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Experimental ecology and evolution, (observations in the field, common garden, caging etc.), biotechnology, and other research technologies, including aquaculture and other applications

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Anthropogenic pressures (multi-stress; e.g. global change, eutrophication and pollution) in addition to (or excluding) fisheries, and 

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From local-to-global-scale issues in research and ecosystem-based management

 Saint-Maluo 11-16 November, 2017

On this place keynote speakers will introduce themselves


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Professional fishermen organizations and industry partners