Science symposia

World Fisheries Congress 2020

11–15 October 2020
Adelaide, Australia

Call for abstracts is now open, deadline for submissions: 31 January 2020.

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

Call for abstracts is now open, deadline for submissions is 31 January 2020. 

ICES offers Early Career Scientist support for WFC2020

ICES provides support to assist early career scientists from ICES countries to attend the WFC2020. The support will cover registration fees only. Limited funds are available and applicants will be selected based on how well their application matches the congress themes and whether they fulfil the necessary criteria.

ICES support is available for those who are:

  • an early career scientist that is either 35 years of age or younger OR has completed PhD in the last 5 years 
    and
  • a national of or working/studying in an ICES member country.

To apply for ICES support, select 'I would like to apply for ICES Early Career Support' in the Abstract Submission Portal when submitting your abstract. You will receive an email confirming your abstract submission including a link to an application form that you will need to complete to be considered.

For more information about the Congress, visit the WFC 2020 website. ​​

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Symposium conveners:
South Australian State Government in partnership with the national Fisheries Research and Development
Corporation
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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