Monday 8th April, 2013

5.00p.m.  – 7.00p.m.        Registration

7.30p.m.-9.00p.m.           Welcome / Opening Address / Reception in Galway Bay Hotel

Tuesday 9th April, 2013

8.00 a.m.                          Registration

8.30a.m. – 18.00              POSTER SESSION ALL DAY

8.30 a.m.                         Welcome from Conference Chair – Joe Caffrey

Management and Risk Assessment

Chairperson:  Frances Lucy

8.45a.m.                          Hugh MacIsaac, University of Windsor, Canada
Presentation: Pathways for Introduction of Alien Invasive Species exclusive of International Shipping: A Canadian Experience

9.25a.m.                           Anthony Ricciardi, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Presentation:  Forecasting the Impacts of Introduced Species: A major Challenge for Risk Assessment

9.45a.m.                           Toril Loennechen, National Biodiversity Information Centre, Norway
Presentation: A New Generation Risk Assessments of Alien Species – Risk assessment of all known alien species in Norway, using a new semi-quantitative methodology suitable for all taxonomic groups and habitats

10.05a.m. – 10.30a.m.    Discussion

10.30a.m.                          TEA / COFFEE


Chairperson: Odd Sandlund

11.00a.m.                        Phil Hulme, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Presentation: Biosecurity : Where Invasive Species and Regulatory Policies Collide

11.40a.m.                        Joe Caffrey, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Presentation: Biosecurity Initiatives to Empower Stakeholders in the Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

12.00                               Birgit Oidtmann, CEFAS, UK
Presentation:  International and national and biosecurity strategies in aquatic animal health

12.20p.m. – 12.45p.m.   Discussion

12.45p.m.                         LUNCH



14.00                                 Niall Moore, GB Non-Native Species Secretariat, York, UK
Presentation: Developing invasive non-native species policy: co-ordination, prioritisation and delivery

14.40                                 Helen Roy, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Oxford, UK
Presentation: Linking Invasive Alien Species information across Europe

15.00                                 Olaf Weyl, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, S. Africa
Presentation: Managing Alien Fish Invasions in South Africa

15.20 – 15.45                     Discussion

15.45                                   TEA/COFFEE



16.15                                   Frances Williams. CABI, Kenya
Presentation: The Economic Costs of Invasive Alien Species to the GB Economy

16.55                                   Jarle Steinkjer, Directorate for Nature Management, Norway
Presentation: Some Economic Aspects of the Introduced Atlantic Salmon Parasite Gyrodactylus salaris in Norway

17.15                                   Stephen Hynes, National University of Ireland, Galway
Presentation: The Economics of Aquatic Invasive Species

17.35 – 18.00                      Discussion

19.30                                     BUSES LEAVE FOR GALWAY CITY for Walking Tour of City

21.00                                     Meeting in Designated Pub for Irish Music & Irish Dance Session


Wednesday 10th April, 2013

Poster Session All Day


There will be two concurrent workshop sessions in the morning and afternoon

9.00a.m.                            POLICY / MANAGEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT

11.00a.m.                          TEA/COFFEE

11.30a.m.                          POLICY / MANAGEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT

12.30p.m.                           LUNCH

14.00                                   BIOSECURITY/ECONOMICS

16.00                                   TEA/COFFEE

16.30                                   BIOSECURITY / ECONOMICS

17.30                                   Close of Workshop Sessions

20.00                                   BUSES LEAVE FOR GALWAY CITY


Thursday 11th April, 2013


9.00a.m.                              Introduction by Chair: Dr Cathal Gallagher

9.15a.m.                              Rapporteur’s Reports from Wednesday’s Workshop Sessions

10.00a.m.                            Discussion

11.00a.m.                            TEA/COFFEE

11.30a.m.                            Discussion

12.30p.m.                            LUNCH

13.30                                     Depart for Field Trip – Corrib Princess

17.30                                     Return to Hotel

19.30                                     BANQUET in Galway Bay Hotel