The International Conference on Artificial Reef and Related Aquatic Habitats (CARAH) was first organised in 1974 in Texas, USA with aims to improve the exchange of information among people interested in artificial reefs and focus international attention on the potential of artificial reefs in fishery management. Almost 250 attendees from four nations (USA, Australia, Japan and Taiwan) participated the first CARAH event. Since then, CARAH has traveled to various venues worldwide (see list of past CARAH conferences below), allowing the global exchange of knowledge and experience among those involved in the diverse aspects of artificial reefs and related aquatic habitats.
In 2017, the 11th CARAH will be held in Terengganu, Malaysia from 11 to 13 September 2017 – bringing this much awaited event to Southeast Asia for the first time ever.
We look forward to welcoming you to our shores!
List of previous CARAH Conferences and proceedings:
1st Texas (USA), 1974; Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Reefs (Texas A & M University Sea Grant College, College Station; Colunga, L., & Stone, R. eds.).
2nd Brisbane (AU), 1977; none.
3rd California (USA), 1983; Third International Artificial Reef Conference (Newport Beach, California; Buckley, R., Grant, J., & Stephens, Jr. eds.), 1985 & Bulletin of Marine Science 37 (1):1-2.
5th California (USA), 1991; Bulletin of Marine Science 55 (2-3), 1994.
6th Tokyo (JPN), 1995; ECOSET ’95 (Sako, H., & Nakamura, M. eds.).
7th San Remo (ITL), 1999; Seventh International Conference on Artificial Reefs and Related Aquatic Habitats (ICES – International Council for the Exploration of the Sea; Jensen, A. C. ed.) & Journal of Marine Science 59: 1-362, 2002.
8th Mississippi (USA), 2005; Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Artificial Reefs and Artificial Habitats (CARAH) (Maher, T. ed.) & Bulletin of Marine Science 78 (1), 2006
9th Curitiba (BRZ), 2009; Artificial Reefs in Fisheries Management (Bortone, S. A. et al. eds., 2011) & Brazilian Journal of Oceanography – Special Issue CARAH 59: 1-178.
10th Izmir (TKY), 2013; Journal of Applied Ichthylogy, 2015.
Conference Fees (inclusive of coffee breaks and lunches)
The registration fees above refer to each participation. Nevertheless, authors presenting more than one paper are only subject to USD100 (for international participants & students) or RM200 (local participants & students) for each of the subsequent paper. If you are registering for two or more papers, please contact us first before making the payment.
We are happy to also inform that a group discount is also available where every 2 full paying registrations from the same organisation will be entitled to one free registration to the conference (Register 2, get 1 free!). Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim the free registration.
The registration is now OPEN and you can already submit your abstract(s) at the SUBMISSIONpage.
Registration and Abstract Submission Open : 1 Feb 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline : 15 June 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance : 30 June 2017
Early Registration Deadline : 30 June 2017
Latest Registration Deadline : 15 August 2017
Symposium: 11-13th September 2017