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About the SCB Marine Section

The Marine Section of SCB provides a home for Marine Conservation Biology in order to further marine conservation science, research and public policy. Unlike other SCB Sections, the Marine Section does not have a specifically regional focus as marine issues are global.

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Section News

Information on the new SCB Marine Conservation Research Small Grants Program is available. Dates for the first call for applications and application directions are coming soon.

Critically endangered vaquitas in Mexico need our help finding a spokesperson. If you are interested in contributing to this task, click HERE to see the info in English or HERE for Spanish.

The 4th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC4) will take place Saturday, 30 July - Wednesday, 3 August 2016 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (YYT). (There will be pre- and post-conference workshops and activities, as well.) The theme of IMCCs is Making Marine Science Matter

The 4th International Marine Conservation Congress will feature the new IMCC initiative OceansOnline, an optional add-on day on Thursday, 4 August 2016, aimed to show how internet tools can help ocean scientists and conservationists with research, education and outreach. OceansOnline is inspired by the former ScienceOnline Oceans.

A New Hope for the Vaquita: SCB's Marine Section rises to challenge of saving Mexico's critically endangered vaquita.

New vaquita report highlighted by the NY Times

The 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC3) took place 14-18 August 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Visit the meeting website for more information.

Follow the International Marine Conservation Congress on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and the IMCC Blog.