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CHAIR’S MESSAGE

The World Fisheries Congress (WFC2020) is the largest gathering of research, industry and management sectors and is the key international fisheries conference. It is an event not to be missed.

I encourage all commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishers, researchers, managers, students, NGOs and the broader community to join us to discuss issues facing world fisheries and key developments need to ensure a sustainable future.

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ASFB Awards

The deadline to apply for Australian Society of Fish Biology (ASFB) student awards has been extended until the 20 April 2020.

The 2020 ASFB Conference will be held in conjunction with the World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020) that is being held in Adelaide from 11-15 October. Substantial student support is available to support attendance at the WFC2020 and several conference awards are also available thanks to the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

You must register for the WFC2020 to be eligible.

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WFC2020 buoyed by NOAA partnership

Preparations for the World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020) next October have been buoyed, with the engagement of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Premium Congress Sponsor.

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Little Fish Film Festival

The FRDC will be running an international short film competition for students between the ages of 9 and 13, in conjunction with the World Fisheries Congress in Adelaide from 11 to 15 October 2020.

The competition is a way to focus a global conversation on fisheries and the role they play in the lives of millions of people, and will be open to school students from around the world.

Submissions will be accepted from 1 March to 30 June 2020, and the best entries will be screened at the congress.

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EXHIBIT ON THE WORLD FISHERIES STAGE

Showcase and promote your organisation to over 1,500 delegates from around the world and experience what it’s like to be part of one of the largest fisheries events and tradeshows in 2020.

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AUSTRAL FISHERIES ON BOARD AS WFC2020 MAJOR SPONSOR

One of Australia’s largest integrated commercial fishing companies, Austral Fisheries, has signed up as a Major Sponsor for the World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020).

Highly regarded for its commitment to sustainable fishing practises, CEO of Austral Fisheries David Carter, said the decision to sponsor WFC2020 was the right thing to do.

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12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ON LOBSTER BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (ICWL)

Fremantle, Western Australia is set to host the 12th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management (ICWL) on the 18-23 October 2020. Held the week following the WFC2020, delegates have an opportunity to attend two world-class events during a visit to Australia. Find out more at www.icwl2020.com.au.

DESTINATION…ADELAIDE, a Great Wine Capital of the world

The vibrant city of Adelaide is the gateway to all 18 of South Australia’s wine regions, from the Barossa, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Riverland.

With more than 200 cellar doors on its doorstep, Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia – and one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, alongside Bordeaux in France, Napa Valley in the US and Bilbao Rioja in Spain.

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The World Fisheries Congress is just around the corner, coming to Adelaide, Australia in October next year, and we want to make sure you recieve the latest news.

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We look foward to seeing you in Adelaide, Australia in 2020!