World Fisheries Congress 2020 Call for Program Ideas Extended Until January 31

Net your idea for World Fisheries Congress 2020

The next World Fisheries Congress is only two years away.  Adelaide, Australia, will host the premier international fisheries conference in 2020 bringing together research, industry, management and the latest technological advances in fisheries worldwide under the theme ‘Sharing our oceans and rivers – a vision for the world’s fisheries’.  Aiming to foster cooperation and engagement in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries, the World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020) will provide insightful presentations and inspiring forums on key developments needed to ensure future sustainable development of the world’s oceans, lakes, estuaries and rivers.

Organisers of this major event are now seeking expressions of interest to lead innovative sessions, symposia, and education and training workshops. Chair WFC2020 Gavin Begg, who is also the Research Director of Aquatic Sciences at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), said excitement for the congress was building.

“We’re thrilled to have so many world leaders in fisheries science, management and industry converge in Australia at the same time,” he said. “We are currently seeking expressions of interest for key components of the program, so if you have a key topic or theme you’d like to lead, get in now and register it. The program is shaping up to be very comprehensive, with something for every delegate to take away and learn from.”

Help set the future directions for the world’s fisheries and lead in these critical discussions by emailing your ideas or suggestions to [email protected] by 31 January 2019 (extended deadline).

Sponsors and exhibitors won’t want to miss out either. Showcase your business on the world fisheries stage by sponsoring or exhibiting at WFC2020. With more than 1500 attendees; multiple networking events; maximum opportunity to engage with major purchasers of scientific, fishing and aquaculture equipment; and dedicated media coverage this event is much anticipated across the globe.

Save the date – the Congress will be held in Adelaide from 11 to 15 October 2020.

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The World Council of Fisheries Societies, including the Australian Society for Fish Biology and the American Fisheries Society, is proud to support the 8th World Fisheries Congress in Adelaide, 2020. The Congress is supported by foundation sponsors the South Australian Government and FRDC on behalf of the Australian Government.