The World Fisheries Congress is to be held this year in Adelaide The World Fisheries Congress is to be held this year in Adelaide

The eighth World Fisheries Congress, scheduled for September this year, will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, injecting AUS$2.7 million into the local economy

Bringing together scientists, managers, fishers and aquaculture operators from across the globe, the congress promotes international cooperation in fisheries science, conservation and sustainability.

The event will feature presentations, workshops, networking events and industry exhibitions. “It will be the largest gathering of research, industry and management sectors to discuss the latest advances in fisheries world-wide,” said the chief executive of the Adelaide Convention Bureau, Damien Kitto.

The congress, set to be held between September 20 and 24, was postponed from October last year because of COVID-19 restrictions. This year’s congress will be both in-person and online giving the congress a wider reach than before, according to Mr Kitto, who said that hybrid events were a stepping stone to returning to face-to-face business.

Speakers will include experts in global fishery policy such as Ambassador Peter Thomson, the United Nations’ Special Envoy for the Ocean and Professor Katsumi Tsukamoto, winner of the International Fisheries Science Prize.

Attendees and exhibitors can claim between AU$5,000 and AUS$250,000 in government funding to help cover costs of attending the conference.

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