CoCoNet Project side event was organized at the 18th National Fisheries Symposium held in Izmir, Turkey, during 1-4 September 2015.
Bayram Ozturk (Istanbul University) presented the CoCoNet documentary film "from hot spots to nets" in the opening session of the symposium. A CoCoNet stand was also set up to display posters and distribute brochures, both in Turkish and English. This symposium is the biggest fishery meeting held in Turkey annually. There were about 350 participants to mostly researchers, government officials and students.