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World Fisheries Congress 2020

Sharing our oceans and rivers – a vision for the world’s fisheries

11–15 October 2020
Adelaide, Australia

Held every four years, the eight World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020) will be the largest gathering of research, industry and management sectors to discuss the latest advances in fisheries world-wide.

WFC2020 is a diverse, exciting and broad reaching conference showcasing the world's commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries. The Congress will advance and promote international developments, demonstrate new research and technologies, and foster cooperation and engagement in fisheries science and management. With increasing pressures from fishing and non-fishing activities, the Congress will provide an important forum for identifying critical developments needed over the coming decades to ensure the world's oceans, estuaries, lakes and rivers are used sustainably for the benefit of current and future generations.

WFC2020 has a dynamic and contemporary program that will test current thinking and practices on opportunities to enhance global fisheries, and the challenges of fishing sustainably and maintain prosperous fishing communities. Key themes include:

  • sustainable fisheries (assessment, management, regulation, and enforcement)
  • fishes and aquatic ecosystems (biodiversity conservation and ecosystem function)
  • fisheries and society (contributions to sustainable development)
  • future of fish and fisheries (innovations in fisheries)

WFC2020 is an event not to be missed! We look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide in October 2020.

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Symposium conveners:
South Australian State Government in partnership with the national Fisheries Research and Development
and the Australian Society for Fish Biology

Steering Committee:
Prof Gavin Begg, Chair, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia
Dr Stephen Balcombe, Griffith University, Australia
Dr Stephen Beatty, Murdoch University, Australia
George Day, AFMA, Australia
Dr Matt Dunn, NIWA, New Zealand
Prof Bronwyn Gillanders, University of Adelaide, Australia
Dr Alistair Hobday, CSIRO, Australia
Shane Holland, FRDC Indigenous Reference Group, Australia
Dr Patrick Hone, Fisheries Research and Development Institute (FRDC), Australia
Peter Horvat, Fisheries Research and Development Institute (FRDC), Australia
Jane Lovell, Seafood Industry Australia, Australia
Dr Pamela Mace, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
Tim Pankhurst, Seafood New Zealand, New Zealand
Sean Sloan, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), Australia
Colin Tannahill, SHIMANO, Australia
A/Prof Tim Ward, South Australian Research and Development Inst​itute (SARDI), Australia

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