2016 Global Sciaenidae Conservation Network International Conference

Global Sciaenidae Conservation Network

2016 International Conference

Conference title:

Species Red List Conference, Training and Western Pacific Sciaenidae

Red List Assessment Workshops


Official Languages (大會語言):

English (primary) & Chinese (complementary) 英語為主,中文為輔。

Venue: College of Marine Sciences, National Sun Yat-Sen University,

Kaohsiung 高雄 國立中山大學 海洋科學院

地點 The Second Research Center, National Museum of Marine

Biology & Aquarium, Pingtung 屏東 國立海洋生物博物館 第二研究


Dates 日期: June 26 - July 1, 2016 月 26 日至 7 月 1 日

Website 網站: http://croakers.biodiv.tw/chi/2016GSCN_program.php

Sponsors 主辦單位

- National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU). 國立中山大學

- National Museum of Marine Biology & Museum (NMMBA). 國立海洋生物博物館

- Xiamen University. 廈門大學

- IUCN Sciaenidae Red List Authority. 世界自然保護聯盟:石首魚專家組

- Bio-Amazonia Conservation International. 生物亞馬遜保育國際

Endorsed by:

- IUCN-GMSA - Global Marine Species Assessment Program, Old

Dominion Univ. USA. 世界自然保護聯盟:全球海洋物種評估專項,美國

- IUCN –Species Survival Commission. 世界自然保護聯盟:物種生存委員會。

Geographic areas 地理區域: (FAO Fishing areas 61, 71 and 81)

West Pacific region 西太平洋: Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines,

Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, North & East Australia, New Guinea & Borneo

Conference & workshop schedule and venues 大會,培訓,研討會時間地點

June 25 Participants arrive in Kaohsiung. 6 月 25 日國際專家抵達

Part 1. June 26, 2016

Sunday for public participation, morning session in Chinese

6 月 26 日推廣性的公眾大會,上午華語演講,下午起英語演講

This one-day session is aimed to public awareness and review of what has

been done in the region, including a general introduction of IUCN Species

Red Listing and similar practices in the region. Therefore, we have

scheduled a morning session in Chinese and afternoon in English.


育計畫。 上午以華語為主, 下午英語交流。

Locality: Auditorium, College of Marine Science, National Sun Yat-sen

University, and Kaohsiung, Taiwan

8:00-9:00 Registration 註冊,報到

Morning session: (09:00 - 12:10, with a short intermission, 09:50-10:00)

9:00 Opening session (English & Chinese- 開幕中英雙語)

Welcome ceremony 開場白

2. Conference organizing committee (籌委會): Ning L Chao (趙寧), Meng-hsien

Chen (陳孟仙), Chih-wei Chang (張至維) & Min Liu (劉敏)

3. Short videos (3-4 分鐘短片)

- What is IUCN? 什麼是 IUCN?

- What is IUCN Red List? 什麼是 IUCN 紅皮書?


09:50-10:00 Announcement & Group Photo 通告與團體照

Theme 1: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species & its Application IUCN 瀕危物種紅皮書及其應用?

10:00-12:00 華語報告 (Chinese reports, oriented to extension education & public awareness)

1. 趙寧 Ning L Chao: 什麼是 IUCN 瀕危物種紅皮書及它在物種保育中的角色。

What is the IUCN Red List of Threatened species and its role in species

2. 何宣慶 Hsuan-ching Ho: 典藏標本與生物多樣性的保育。

Museum collection and conservation of biodiversity.

3. 楊正雄 Cheng-hsiung Yang: 臺灣物種保育的概況。

Biodiversity conservation policy & practice in Taiwan.

4. 武雲飛 Yun-fei Wu: 中國淡水魚類多樣性保護研究的回顧與建議。

Conservation of Chinese Freshwater fish diversity: research, review and


Afternoon session 13:30-18:00

Theme 2: Species Red Listing in Practice - presentations from participating regions and countries.

Speakers (20 min per speaker)

 Helen Larsen (Australia): The role of museum collection in Red List assessment.

 Gina Ralph (USA): Global marine species assessment program.

 Ying Gait Seah (Malaysia): Red List in Malaysia.

 Kouichi Hoshino & Kunio Sasaki (Japan): An overview of Red Lists and red data books in Japan.

 Mudjekeewis Santos (Philippines): Red listing aquatic species in Philippines.

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

 Sasanti Retno Suharti & Renny Kurnia Hadiat (Indonesia): Status of Family Sciaenidae in Indonesia.

 Cheng-hsiung Yang (Taiwan): Threatened biodiversity assessment and conservation practice in Taiwan.

 Min Liu & Yan Xie (China): Marine fish Red List and conservation in China.

 Quan Nguyen Van (Vietnam): Red List in Vietnam.

 Barry Russell (Australia): Red List in Australia.

Additional presentations are scheduled on June 27 or 28.


Part 2. June 27 – 28, 2016

GSCN 2016 Red List Training Course Syllabus

Purpose: Aimed to provide professionals and graduate students a basic understanding of IUCN Red List goals, criteria and its role in local and global species conservation.

Locality: National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Language: English

Lecturers are conducted by IUCN certified Red List Trainers, Dr. Heather

Harwell and Dr. Gina Ralph, and additional invited speakers.

Principal Instructors:

Heather Harwell Christopher Newport University, USA

Gina Ralph, Old Dominion University, USA

Ning Labbish Chao, Taiwan/USA

Locality: National Sun Yat-sen University, College of Marine Sciences

Day 1 (June 27, 8:30 - 17:30)

1. Welcome and Introduction to the training course & workshop

- Workshop objectives. (Chao, Harwell, Ralph)

- Introducing Instructors and speakers.

2. From Raw Data to Red List: Introduction to the IUCN Red List

Assessment Process & Role of the Assessor (Heather Harwell)

- An introduction to the IUCN Red List

- The Red List assessment process and role of the Red List assessor

3. Data Collecting in Practice (Fisheries data for Red List assessment)

- Takeshi Sakai (酒井猛). Fisheries data collection in Japan.

- Chin-Min Ye (葉信明). Applying fisheries data from southwestern Taiwan on Red List.

10:30-11:00 Café Break

4. Key Terms & Concepts used in the Red List Criteria (Gina Ralph)

- Definitions of terms used in the Red List criteria

- Exercise: Terms used in the criteria

5. Regional red list and conservation in practice

- Yvonnes Sadovy Marine fish Red list and conservation in Hong Kong

Question & Discussion

Lunch 12:30-13:30

6. Red List Categories, Data Quality & Uncertainty (Heather Harwell)

- The IUCN Red List Categories

- Data quality and uncertainty

7. Introducing the Summary sheet (Gina Ralph)

- Using summary sheet to give an overview of the Red List criteria.

- Give handout to participants, especially those can only participate one

- Q & A

Café Break 15:30-16:00

8. Regional red list and conservation in practice. (30-40 min each)

- E Zhang (張鶚) Red List of Chinese Freshwater fishes (20 min)

- I-Shiung Chen (陳義雄), Chyng-Shyan Tzeng. (曾晴賢), Kwang-Tsao Shao (邵廣昭) Red List assessment of Freshwater fishes in Taiwan.

Wrap-up, Discussion and Reflections on the first Day

Day 2 (June 28, 8:30-17:30)

9. Red List Criteria – criterion A (Gina Ralph)

- Introduction to the criteria and the summary sheet

- Criterion A: theory and practice

10. Red List Criteria – criterion B (Heather Harwell)

- Criterion B: theory and practice

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

11. Red List Criteria – criteria C, D and E (Gina Ralph)

- Criteria C, D and E: theory and practice

12. Selecting the Final Red List Category (Heather Harwell)

- How to select the final Category & Criteria

Question & Discussion

Lunch 12:00-13:30

13. Using the Red List Criteria for regional Red Lists: How to Add the

Regional Dimension. (Gina /Heather)

- Why regional Red Lists are important

- Using the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria for regional assessments

14. Assessing species for regional Red Lists: (Chao)

- Brazilian regional assessment as case study

15:00-15:30 Cafe Break

16. Documentation Standards for Red List Assessments & Final Publication (Gina Ralph)

- Importance of having full documentation for Red List assessments

- Submitting to IUCN.

- This is our goal to complete WP Sciaenidae Red List Assessment

17. Special presentations

- Sadovy Yvonne Threats to croakers from the fish maw (swim

bladder) trade.

- Kwang-Tsao Shao (邵廣昭) Biodiversity data base and conservation In


Wrap-up, Discussion and Reflections on the course.

June 29. Travel & Relax:

Workshop participants will travel to National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA), located 80 Km from Kaohsiung, at Kenting National Park, Checheng, Pingtung. We will stop by scenic points and visit Aquarium before check into Hotel in Hengchun township.


Part 3. June 30 – July 1, 2016

Western Pacific Sciaenidae Red List workshop,

Purpose: The goal of this Sciaenidae RLA regional workshop is to review and update 70 species of Sciaenidae species accessed in previous Red List Assessment Workshop, most were originally made in September 2009 in Manaus, Brazil.

Locality: National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Pingtung.

Language: English

Participants: Sciaenidae specialists and student interns & observers.

3.1. Background: Sciaenidae Red List Review Processes: (all drafts post on GSCN website):



Download password: 2016gscnassessment

About 70 species of Sciaenidae are included in this review processes. Two species have not been assessed previously, 67 species have already assessed before and the drafts are ready to be reviewed, including two Critically Endangered (CR), one Endangered (EN), one Vulnerable (VU), 36 Lest Concern (LC) and 26 Date Deficient (DD). We will review the threatened categories (CR, EN, VU) first, then split in two or more groups to review the assessments of 36 LC and 26 DD species. Finally two specie snot assessed can be added.

3.2. Workshop set up.

June 30, 2016


8:30 Opening session (Room 1)

- Workshop objectives, schedule, methodology. (Chao, Heather/Gina)

- IUCN, SSC-Sciaenidae Red List Authority (NL Chao & M Liu)

- Participant introductions

- Divide in two groups based on FAO fishing area (61 & 71+ 81)

9:00 - 10:00 Examples of Red List Assessments review Process (Gina/Heather/Chao). We will pick two species to go through the review on Screen,questions and discussion.

10:10 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00 WP Sciaenidae RLA review/ We will divide specialists in two


Group 1. Facilitator Gina Ralph: Specialists from Japan, China, Hong Kong,

Vietnam, Taiwan & Philippines. (Room 1)

Group 2. Facilitator Heather Harwell: Specialists from Australia, Indonesia,

Malaysia and Thailand. (Room 2)

12:00 -13:00 Lunch

Continue WP Sciaenidae RLA review in two groups.

15:00-15:30 Coffee break


Continue WP Sciaenidae RLA review in two groups.

17:30 -18:00 Wrap up Day 1 and Check progress and announcement (Room 1)

18:00 Bus Return to Hotel

Free Evening

July 1, 2016


8:30 -10:00 Opening session (Room 1)

Continue WP Sciaenidae RLA review in two groups.

10:10 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

Continue WP Sciaenidae RLA review in two groups.

12:00 -13:00 Lunch

13:00 -15:00

Continue WP Sciaenidae RLA review in one or join two groups, depend on progress.

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:30 (Room 1)

Join groups to wrap up the workshop.

18:00 Bus Return to Hotel

19:00 Going away banquet

July 2, 2016 Option tour