Congresso Brasileiro Sobre Crustáceos (CBC)
The Crustacean Society (TCS) Summer Meeting


Tradition and Innovation:
Integrative Approaches to Crustacean Studies



The first 100% online Crustacean Congress

General Information

The Crustacean Brazilian Congress (CBC) is an event brought by the Brazilian Society of Carcinology (SBC), where results of scientific investigations related to the study of crustaceans (carcinology) are presented. The TCS, however, holds two annual events, one during winter in the US and the other during summer in other countries, the TCS Summer Meeting.

The study of crustaceans is of extreme importance at various levels, playing a prominent role in national and international scientific scenarios. Through this partnership, we have advanced in the study of all aspects of crustacean biology, promoting an exchange and dissemination of information obtained throughout the world.

Due to Brazil’s commitments taken during the United Nations Conference of Environment and Development (ECO92), especially in compliance with the terms of the Biodiversity Convention, it is essential to record the inventory of native carcinofauna, whether marine, freshwater, or terrestrial.

The Conferences and Meetings promoted by SBC and TCS have as a common goal the encouragement of exchange between national and international researchers, providing events of high quality and scientific improvement. This international Congress will allow attendants, especially students, to engage in collaborative research promoting the generation of knowledge and future professionals in different areas of Carcinology.

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well the worsening of the health situation around the world, made us look into possibilities with responsibility. Despite the advance in vaccination, in general the vaccination rate is still slow. The vaccine situation combined with the emergence of new SARS-COV-II strains around the world forced us to make hard decisions to avoid putting the health of our associates and collaborators at risk.

Therefore, in a joint decision of the SBC and TCS, considering the best alternatives to execute the Conference with the proper quality and safety, we decided to perform the CBC.TCS edition in a 100% online format.

Unfortunately, this format limits in person interactions, although all the goals already mentioned for the Conference can be achieved, for the common good, since the proper planning can be developed.

All speakers for the Magna lectures have already confirmed their presence, the same for most Symposium (soon they will be announced).

As the Conference will be online, an expressive reduction of the registration fees was established compared to the in-person format that makes possible the attendance of more people, enabling more inclusion and plurality. 

We would be honored by your presence. Hoping to see you there!

Dr. Rogério Costa and Dr. Marcelo Pinheiro
Chairmen of the CBC.TCS Summer Meeting



Santos is one of the oldest cities on the coast of São Paulo – Brazil (473 years old), with lots of history and picturesque places. In addition to the natural beauties, the city is known for its guard rails with rounded balusters, which are characteristic and present in many places on the seaside. Photo: Alice Kinjo Okumura

The seabob shrimp, Xiphopenaeus kroyeri, is a Penaeidae of great commercial importance with a wide geographic distribution. In shallower areas it is the most commonly captured penaeid shrimp in every state of São Paulo (Brazil). In the Region of Santos this species is intensely exploited, occupying the third commercial position on the coast of São Paulo, and the second in capture, shortly after the sardine fish (Sardinella brasiliensis). Photo: Hans Hillewaert.

Callinectes danae is an abundant blue crab in many Brazilian estuaries. This species occurs with high abundance in Santos (SP) where it is considered an expressive fishery resource. Artisanal fishermen at ‘Vila dos Pescadores’ capture this species (and other congeners) in the estuarine waters using ‘sirizeira’ traps. It is very common to see the fishermen selling their crabs on markets or on the roads to tourists. Photo: Bruno Ogata.






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