Science symposia

World Fisheries Congress 2021

20-24 September 2021
Adelaide, Australia

​​​​​​​World Fisheries Congress 2021 is one of the largest gathering of research, industry and management sectors to discuss the latest advances in fisheries world-wide.

Abstract submission has now closed​. Previously submitted abstracts will remain valid at a later date to be announced, abstracts will be able to be updated, confirmed or withdrawn. Read more​.

Early Career Scientist support for WFC2021​​​

ICES provides support to assist early career scientists from ICES countries to attend the WFC2021.

​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 meets at least one of the following: (a) 35 years of age or younger at the time of the WFC, (b) currently enrolled in a PhD program, and/or (c) completed a PhD in the last 5 years at the time of WFC 
  • An affiliation with an ICES member country. Applicants are asked to clearly identify that they meet at least one of the following: (a) a national of an ICES member country, (b) currently employed by an institute that is located in an ICES member country, and/or (c) studying at a university that is located in an ICES member country. 
  • An accepted abstract for either a poster or oral presentation​​
​Further information on how to apply available here​. ​Applications close 31 May 2021. 

For more information about the Congress, visit the WFC 2021 website. ​​​​

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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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