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The Bleeker Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Indo-Pacific Ichthyology
(2021/07/21)

The Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (IPFC) is accepting nominations for the Bleeker Awards for 2022. The award, named after Pieter Bleeker, honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of ichthyology in the Indo-Pacific. Two awards in ichthyology will be conferred; one for distinguished contributions to Systematics and one for distinguished contributions to Ecology.

The first Bleeker awards were presented in 2005 at the 7th IPFC to John Randall (systematics) and Howard Choat (ecology). The recipients in 2009, 2013 and 2017 were William Eschmeyer (systematics), Peter Sale (ecology), Gerald Allen (systematics), Jeffrey Leis (ecology), Keiichi Matsuura (systematics) and David Bellwood (ecology), respectively.

Nominations are now solicited for the fifth round of the Bleeker Awards for Excellence in Indo-Pacific Ichthyology. The prize is awarded to an ichthyologist for “an outstanding body of published work in Indo-Pacific ichthyology, mainly in systematics OR ecology”. The awards will be presented at the 11th IPFC, to be held from 4-8th July 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Nominations may be made by any ichthyologist, including self-nominations, and should include the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and up to a maximum of four pages detailing the nominee’s specific contributions and their impacts on Indo-Pacific ichthyology.

The award for Systematics includes, but is not limited to, contributions to taxonomy, phylogenetics, phylogeography, speciation and evolutionary processes.

The award for Ecology includes, but is not limited to, contributions to population, community, functional, behavioural and evolutionary ecology.

A maximum of four nominators are permissible per nomination. No further or additional endorsements from individuals are permissible. Members of the IPFC Bleeker Awards committee cannot make nominations. Nominations are for individuals only and cannot be joint nominations or made for organisations or institutions.

Nominations should be submitted as an e-mail attachment by 29th October 2021 to the Chair of the Bleeker Awards Committee, Dr Tom Trnski, Auckland Museum, New Zealand (email:) ttrnski@aucklandmuseum.com


Partial subsidy of annual membership fee related to the COVID-19
(2021/06/18)

The Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) will subsidize a portion of the annual membership fee for the next fiscal year (August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022) for members who are in financial need due to the Corona virus.

Eligibility: General members, student members and foreign members
Subsidy amount: Equivalent to four-fifths of the annual membership fee

Protection of personal information and privacy: Application information will be used only for this purpose

If you are an applicable member, please fill out the form below and answer the questions in order to apply. After the Executive Committee confirms your application, we will contact you as an approved member in the name of the President, and ask you to transfer the prescribed amount of money for the annual membership fee.

Grant Application Form (application period: July 1-20, 2021)

New members are also eligible for this grant for a limited period. The annual membership fee must be paid by Friday, July 30, 2021 (Japan Standard Time: JST; UTC + 9). Those applying as a new member may also apply for this subsidy, but the "application for membership" and "payment of annual membership fee" cannot be made on the same day. If you are a new member, please complete the "Application for Membership" by Thursday, July 15 (JST), and send the "Grant Application Form" by Tuesday, July 20 (JST).

Gento Shinohara
the President of ISJ


Obituary (Dr. Izumi Nakamura)
(2021/04/01)

Dr. Izumi Nakamura (Maizuru Fisheries Research Station, Kyoto University), a former council member of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ), passed away at the age of 82 on March 22, 2021. The ISJ extends its sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues throughout the world.


Obituary (Dr. Teruya Uyeno)
(2021/03/04)

Dr. Teruya Uyeno (Curator Emeritus, National Museum of Nature and Science), an honorary member of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ), passed away at the age of 90 on February 23, 2021. The ISJ extends its sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues throughout the world.


Memorial papers of a former honorary member Dr. John E. Randall
(2020/11/26)

Memorial papers of a former honorary member Dr. John E. Randall, who passed away this April, have been published in the Ichthyological Research and the Japanese Journal of Ichthyology.

Matsuura, K. 2020. Obituary: John Ernest Randall (1924-2020). Ichthyological Research, 67(4): 559-562.
Ida, H. 2020. Memorial: Dr. John E. Randall. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 67(2): 310-315. (In Japanese.)

Dr. Hitoshi Ida described the impact of Dr. John E. Randall on Japanese fish taxonomists through the Society.

Public Relations Committee


Interview and memorial papers of a former council member Dr. Yasuhiko Taki
(2020/11/26)

Interview and memorial papers of a former council member Dr. Yasuhiko Taki, who passed away this March, have been published in the Japanese Journal of Ichthyology.

Hayashi, M. and K. Okabe. 2020. Interview to Dr. Yasuhiko Taki. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 67(29): 300-308. (In Japanese.)
Kohno, H. 2020. Memorial: Dr. Yasuhiko Taki. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 67(2): 310-315. (In Japanese.)

Mr. Masayoshi Hayashi and Dr. Kyu Okabe are members of the History Committee, who made the interview about 2 years ago. Dr. Hiroshi Kohno was a student of the late Dr. Yasuhiko Taki.

Public Relations Committee


News on a New Honorary Member (Dr. Jeffrey M. Leis)
(2020/11/06)

News of the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey M. Leis, formerly of the Australian Museum, as a new honorary member has been announced on the Museum's blog.
For more information, please see the following website.
https://australian.museum/blog/amri-news/congratulations-to-dr-jeff-leis/

Public Relations Committee


Joint Statement on the Need to Take Urgent Action against Human-Caused Climate Change
(2020/09/15)

A total of 111 aquatic scientific societies representing more than 80,000 scientists across the world are sounding a climate change alarm. The societies call for drastically curtailed global greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of man-made climate change to fish and aquatic ecosystems.

Gento Shinohara, the President


The 54th ISJ Annual Meeting Will be Held Online during 31 October-1 November 2020
(2020/07/02)

As announced on 12 May, the ISJ Annual Meeting in Nagasaki, 2020, was unfortunately canceled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. However, alternatively, we have decided to hold the meeting online. We will do our best to keep the activities for advancement of ichthyology by sharing this opportunity with the society members to present your papers and interact each other under these difficult circumstances.
The online meeting will be held during 31 October (Sat)-1 November (Sun) 2020, in Japanese (primary) and English. Only the society members have the privilege of attending the meeting.
The due dates for the registration for presentation and the abstract submission are not fully set yet but will likely be around the end of August and that of September 2020, respectively. Presentation and participation are free of charge. Presenters must use their own computers with a web camera and microphone under the broad-band Internet environment. Details will be posted on the society’s web page soon (http://www.fish-isj.jp/index-e.html).
We look forward to seeing you there.

Gento Shinohara, the President


Obituary (Dr. John E. Randall)
(2020/05/28)

Dr. John E. Randall (Senior Ichthyologist, Bishop Museum), an honorary member of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ), passed away at the age of 95 on April 26, 2020. The ISJ extends its sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues throughout the world.


Obituary (Dr. Yasuhiko Taki)
(2020/05/28)

Dr. Yasuhiko Taki (Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University of Fisheries), a former council member of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ), passed away at the age of 88 on March 24, 2020. The ISJ extends its sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues throughout the world.


Postponement of IPFC11 in New Zealand
(2020/05/13)

Circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of every conference attendee involved being our priority, we must announce the postponement of IPFC2021 in Auckland until 4-8 July 2022 (see https://www.ipfc11-asfb.ac.nz/).


Cancellation of the ISJ Annual Meeting in Nagasaki, 2020
(2020/05/12)

Although the 53rd Annual Meeting (Annual Meeting in Nagasaki, 4-7 September 2020) of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) was announced in Ichthyological Research (Volume 67, Issue 2), the ISJ Board of Directors is sorry to inform members that the Meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was made after discussion and with the approval of the Organizing Committee of the Meeting and all ISJ Representatives. Please take good care of yourselves.


Application for awards in 2020
(2019/10/07)

The Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) annually presents the Young Ichthyologist Award and the Best Article Award to an eminent young ichthyologist and to authors of articles published in Ichthyological Research or in the Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, in appreciation for their achievement and contribution to ichthyology. Members of ISJ are strongly encouraged to apply for these awards.

The Young Ichthyologist Award 2020

This award is given to an ichthyologist who is less than 40 years of age as of 31 December 2019. Nominees must be society members. The prize winner is asked to make a speech on her or his achievements in ichthyology at a plenary session of the ISJ meeting 2020. The winner receives 50,000 yen and traveling expenses (up to 150,000 yen).

The Best Article Award 2020

This award is given for an article published in Ichthyological Research Vol. 64 (1)–66 (4) or in the Japanese Journal of Ichthyology Vol. 64 (1)–66 (2). To be eligible as nominees, the first or corresponding author of the article must be a member of ISJ. Awards may be given for two or three articles from different research fields.

Submission guideline

The items listed below should be submitted to the director of ISJ by 22 December 2019. In cases in which a nominee has no recommender, self-recommendation is possible.

Young Ichthyologist Award 2020

• Curriculum vitae
• Recommendation letter
• List of research articles
• List of social and educational activities
• Copies of representative articles (maximum five)
• Addresses of nominee and recommender

The Best Article Award 2020

• Nominated article
• Recommendation letter with summary of article
• Addresses of nominee and recommender

To submit a nomination, please contact:

Dr. Katsutoshi Watanabe, Director, ISJ
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Kitashirakawa-Oiwakecho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Tel & Fax: +81-75-753-4079
E-mail: watanak@terra.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp


Application for awards in 2019
(2018/10/11)

Application for awards in 2019

The Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) annually presents the Young Ichthyologist Award and the Best Article Award to an eminent young ichthyologist and to authors of articles published in Ichthyological Research or in the Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, in appreciation for their achievement and contribution to ichthyology. Members of ISJ are strongly encouraged to apply for these awards.

The Young Ichthyologist Award 2019

This award is given to an ichthyologist who is less than 40 years of age as of 31 December 2018. Nominees must be society members. The prize winner is asked to make a speech on her or his achievements in ichthyology at a plenary session of the ISJ meeting 2019. The winner receives 50,000 yen and traveling expenses (up to 150,000 yen).

The Best Article Award 2019

This award is given for an article published in Ichthyological Research Vol. 63(1)–65(4) or in the Japanese Journal of Ichthyology Vol. 63(1)–65(2). To be eligible as nominees, the first or corresponding author of the article must be a member of ISJ. Awards may be given for two or three articles from different research fields.

Submission guideline

The items listed below should be submitted to the director of ISJ by 22 December 2018.
In cases in which a nominee has no recommender, self-recommendation is possible.

Young Ichthyologist Award 2019

• Curriculum vitae
• Recommendation letter
• List of research articles
• List of social and educational activities
• Copies of representative articles (maximum five)
• Addresses of nominee and recommender

The Best Article Award 2019

• Nominated article
• Recommendation letter with summary of article
• Addresses of nominee and recommender

To submit a nomination, please contact:

Dr. Seishi Kimura, Director, ISJ
Fisheries Research Laboratory, Mie University,
4190–172 Wagu, Shima-cho, Shima, Mie 517–0703, Japan
Tel: +81-599-85-4604, Fax: +81-599-85-5492
E-mail: kimura-s@bio.mie-u.ac.jp


Last call for Tahiti IPFC grants
(2017/06/22)
Dear all,

This is the last call for the 8 grants to help support your participation at the upcoming IPFC Tahiti, October 2017 (https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/). Applications must be submitted before the 30th June 2017. Results will be announced on 4th July 2017.

We have different grants available, each with their own specific rules and requirements. Depending on the number and the quality of applicants, each grant could include one of the following three options: 1/ flight, accommodation and registration fees; 2/ accommodation and registration fees; or 3/ only registration fees.

Grant 1: Improve stewardship and human well-being of communal resources in coral reef social-ecological systems: Linking hybrid governance and social-ecological resilience in a changing world

Grant 2: Sustainable use of fish for animal-based ecotourism in the Indo-Pacific: How to reinforce mutual benefits?

Grant 3: Ciguatera fish poisoning in the Indo-Pacific region: incidence, toxin dynamics, impacts on socio-ecosystems, and risk management

Grant 4: This grant is open to those with a focus on life histories of marine, diadromous and freshwater fish in the Indian Ocean

Grant 5: Women in Marine Sciences in the Indo-Pacific

Grant 6: High CO2 effects on fishes

Grant 7: Free accommodation for students

Grant 8: Oceania Chondrichthyan Society grant

Please click the following links for details concerning each of the grants : https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/program/ipfc-grants/

Cheers,

David

IPFC Tahiti 2017 grant ocean acidification and free Student accommodation
(2017/05/25)
Dear all,

I am happy to announce that additional grants are available to help support your participation at the upcoming IPFC Tahiti, October 2017 (https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/).

* Grant about “High CO2 effects on fishes”: https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/grant-6-high-co2-effects-on-fishes/

* Grant about free accommodation for all students (limited to 72 students from any countries):
https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/grant-7-free-accommodation-for-students/

You should send your applications before the 30th June 2017.

For more information:

* It is the last days (until 25th May) to Flights from PARIS, LOS ANGELES, AUCKLAND and TOKYO: 10 % DISCOUNT!:
https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/travel-accomodations/airline-compagny/

* It is also the last days (until mi-June) to book a room at a very cheap and comfortable hotel, Tiki hotel
(https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/travel-accomodations/other-hotels/). This hotel is close to the official hotel, Intercontinental Hotel. For information and booking, you can contact: hotel@lh2t.com

Cheers,
David

A new grant “Women in Marine Science” is now available (IPFC 2017 Tahiti)
(2017/05/11)
Dear all,

A new grant “Women in Marine Sciences” is available to help support your participation at the upcoming IPFC Tahiti, October 2017 (https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/grant-5/). Applications must be submitted before 30 May 2017. Results will be announced on 10 June 2017.

This grant is sponsored by French Pacific Fund, DFCF and ASFB allocated to Dr. Jodie Rummer (JCU-Australia), Cécile Berthe (CRIOBE) and Dr. David Lecchini (CRIOBE). We want to increase the possibility for early career female scientists to participate in the next IPFC in Tahiti. Participation would give early career female scientists the opportunity to interact with leading females in their fields and benefit from their experience, advice, and mentorship. Presentations in this session (https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/women-in-marine-sciences-in-the-indo-pacific/) should be a career overview with highlights of your research. Explain us who you are, where you came from, your experiences, and what you focus on for your career.

Contact
Dr. Jodie Rummer, JCU Australia, email: jodie.rummer@jcu.edu.au
Cécile Berthe, CRIOBE-Moorea, email: cecile.berthe@criobe.pf

For more information, see: https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/grant-5/

Cheers,
David

IPFC grants available Tahiti 2017
(2017/05/01)
Dear all,

I am happy to announce that there are several grants available (more than 50 000 euro !!!) to help support your participation at the upcoming IPFC Tahiti, October 2017 (https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/). Each grant had its own specific rules and requirements. Depending on the number and the quality of applicants, each grant could include one of the following three options: 1/ flight, accommodation and registration fees; 2/ accommodation and registration fees; or 3/ only registration fees. Please click the following link for details concerning each of the grants: https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/program/ipfc-grants/

Applications must be submitted before 30 May 2017. Results will be announced on 10 June 2017.

More grant will be available next week on the IPFC website (grant “Women in marine sciences”; grant on “ocean acidification”; grant on “fisheries”).

David

Dr. David LECCHINI
Directeur d'etudes EPHE / Professor
Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE)
LABoratoire d'EXcellence CORAIL, USR 3278 CNRS - EPHE - UPVD, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL)

Directeur adjoint / Associate Director
IRCP (Institut des Recifs Coralliens du Pacifique / Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs)
internet website: www.ircp.pf

BP 1013 Papetoai, 98 729 Moorea, Polynesie francaise
Tel : (689) 56 13 45 / Fax : (689) 56 28 15
E-mail : lecchini@univ-perp.fr

Flights from Paris, Los Angeles, Auckland and Tokyo: 10% Discount
(the 10th IPFC Tahiti 2017)
(2017/04/07)
Dear all,

Thanks to a strong partnership between the CRIOBE and Air Tahiti Nui, the Chair of the IPFC 2017 Tahiti is pleased to propose you special prices for the flights from Paris, Auckland, Los Angeles and Tokyo!
(https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/travel-accomodations/airline-compagny/)

Flights from PARIS, LOS ANGELES, AUCKLAND and TOKYO : 10% DISCOUNT!

Travel period: September 29 to October 15, 2017
Selling period: March 25 to May 25, 2017

Changing dates and cancellation are free of charge.

Local contacts are:

Auckland : sales@airtahitinui.co.nz
Paris : ctotnpar@airtahitinui.fr
Los Angeles : res@airtahitinui.com
Tokyo : tyoatn@airtahitinui.co.jp

Booking procedure

You have to e-mail your local contact (see above) mentionning your sciencesconf number (SN, e.g.:sciencesconf.org:ipfc10:147356). This SN is generated when you submit your abstract.

You have to book your flight during the selling period (March 25 to May 25, 2017) to benefit the discount. After, you will pay the full price.

To benefit the discount, travel period has to be between September 29 to October 15, 2017.

Accompanying person can also benefit the discount.

ATTENTION : you can submit your abstract and make modifications on it until the 22th of July. We advise you to submit as soon as possible, to have your SN and benefit from the best prices for your flight.

The call for registration and the registration fees will be available on IPFC website next week.

Cheers,

David

Dr. David LECCHINI
Directeur d'études EPHE / Professor
Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE)
LABoratoire d'EXcellence CORAIL, USR 3278 CNRS - EPHE - UPVD, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL)

Directeur adjoint / Associate Director
IRCP (Institut des Récifs Coralliens du Pacifique / Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs)
internet website: www.ircp.pf

BP 1013 Papetoai, 98 729 Moorea, Polynésie francaise
Tel : (689) 56 13 45 / Fax : (689) 56 28 15
E-mail : lecchini@univ-perp.fr

IPFC official hotel Tahiti 2017
(2017/03/30)
Dear all,

The official hotel at the 10th IPFC Tahiti 2017 is Intercontinental Hotel. See the information about this hotel on the IPFC website : https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/travel-accomodations/official-hotel/

The gala dinner will be there on Thursday night (https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/about-ipfc10/the-10th-ipfc/welcome-party-and-gala-dinner/). As there are not so many rooms available close to the IPFC conference (and close to Papeete), do not wait too long to book a room. Moreover, at the Intercontinental hotel, I got the strong reduction for only 100 rooms. Once the 100 rooms are booked, you should pay the full price.

News about the Intercontinental Hotel:

Located on the main island in Papeete only two kilometers from the airport and city shopping, this is your first stop in French Polynesia, welcoming you into a lush 12-hectare tropical garden, surrounded by clear, cerulean seas. This 4-star resort and spa boasts two superb infinity pools set amid colourful indigenous plants and towering palms. It offers a diverse range of activities and top-notch facilities, with locally renowned restaurants and vibrant tropical bars, each offering their own unique ambiance. Relax in the Lobby Bar with a premium drink, enjoy an intimate dinner at Le Lotus overwater restaurant, or kick up your heels with our signature cocktails at Tiki Bar.

Book accommodations:

Standard Single Room to Overwater Bungalow : from 19 049XPF/night to 37235XPF/night (pre-taxe value)

Breakfast for one person & Wifi included

Contact for reservation:

reservation.tahitiregion@ihg.com mentioning “CRIOBE- C63”

Cheers,

Dr. David LECCHINI

Directeur d'etudes EPHE / Professor
Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE)
LABoratoire d'EXcellence CORAIL, USR 3278 CNRS - EPHE - UPVD, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL)

Directeur adjoint / Associate Director
IRCP (Institut des Recifs Coralliens du Pacifique / Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs)
internet website: www.ircp.pf

BP 1013 Papetoai, 98 729 Moorea, Polynesie francaise
Tel : (689) 56 13 45 / Fax : (689) 56 28 15
E-mail : lecchini@univ-perp.fr

Bleeker Award
(2008/9/12)

Announcement for Bleeker Award (2009)

Winners of First Bleeker Award (2005): John E. Randall (Systematics) and Howard Choat(Ecology)


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