Workshop 2021-Abstracts and Submissions

Abstract Guidelines and Submission

Submitting Abstracts
  • Abstracts for oral and poster presentations must be received by January 15, 2021 at the NPAFC Secretariat by e-mail (
  • Abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines and sample format (see below).
  • The Science Committee will select abstracts by mid-February 2021, and authors will be notified of the results by the NPAFC Secretariat.
  • Presenters who had their abstracts selected will receive guidelines for their oral or poster presentations and a formatting guide for extended abstracts from the NPAFC Secretariat.
Abstract Guidelines
  • Limit the abstract to 400 words and submit using Microsoft Word according to the sample format shown below.
  • Tables and figures are not included in the abstract.
  • Indicate the intended topic session (and sub-session).
  • Specify the presenter with an asterisk (*). Please use full first and last names for each author (not just first initial).
  • State the preference for (1) oral, (2) poster, or (3) oral presentation but poster is acceptable. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to change the presentation from an oral to a poster depending on time constraints.
  • The abstract should begin with a clear statement of the problem or objectives, give a brief summary of methods and the major results, and end with a substantial conclusion. Do not use vague statements, such as “results will be discussed”.
  • Accepted abstracts will be included in the program and abstract booklet for circulation at the workshop.
  • Accepted abstracts for oral and poster presentations may not be edited before printing the abstract booklet. Authors are responsible for the clarity and accuracy of the information presented in the abstract.
Sample Format for Submitting Abstracts
Topic Session: Topic 1. Salmon production in changing environments (1-1. Status and trends of key salmon populations and their environments).
Preferred Presentation Format: (1) oral
Title: Late ocean entry timing provides resilience to populations of Chinook and sockeye salmon in the Fraser River
Authors: Richard J. Beamish*, Ruston Sweeting, and Chrys Neville
Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 3190 Hammond Bay Rd., Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 6N7, Canada (*Email:; Tel: 1-250-756-xxxx; Fax: 1-250-756-xxxx)

Abstract: Most sockeye salmon from the Fraser River enter the Strait of Georgia by early May and most Chinook salmon by mid May. There are populations of Chinook salmon from the South Thompson River area and one population of sockeye salmon from the Harrison River that enter the Strait of Georgia almost two months later. The productivity of these species with a late ocean entry life history strategy has been exceptional in recent years. The reasons for the recent improved productivity of the late ocean-entry life history type are not known, but the success identifies the importance of a temporal spread in ocean entry timing of the aggregate of populations. The recent success also reminds us that ocean entry timing of the aggregate of populations has evolved to be able to adapt to long-term changes in the timing of prey populations in the early marine period.