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:
WFC2020 is an event not to be missed! We look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide in October 2020.
Symposium conveners:South Australian State Government in partnership with the national Fisheries Research and DevelopmentCorporation and the Australian Society for Fish Biology
Steering Committee:Prof Gavin Begg, Chair, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), AustraliaDr Stephen Balcombe, Griffith University, AustraliaDr Stephen Beatty, Murdoch University, AustraliaGeorge Day, AFMA, AustraliaDr Matt Dunn, NIWA, New ZealandProf Bronwyn Gillanders, University of Adelaide, AustraliaDr Alistair Hobday, CSIRO, AustraliaShane Holland, FRDC Indigenous Reference Group, AustraliaDr Patrick Hone, Fisheries Research and Development Institute (FRDC), AustraliaPeter Horvat, Fisheries Research and Development Institute (FRDC), AustraliaJane Lovell, Seafood Industry Australia, AustraliaDr Pamela Mace, Ministry for Primary Industries, New ZealandTim Pankhurst, Seafood New Zealand, New ZealandSean Sloan, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), AustraliaColin Tannahill, SHIMANO, AustraliaA/Prof Tim Ward, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia