Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and input into developing the potential themes/topics for the WFC2020 program.

The program is set to be dynamic, comprehensive and engaging.

With the overall Congress theme ‘Sharing our oceans and rivers – a vision for the world’s fisheries,’ a range of topics will be listed in the Call for Abstracts, organised around four key themes:

  • Sustainable fisheries (assessment, regulation, enforcement)
  • Fish and aquatic ecosystems (biodiveristy, conservation, ecosystem function)
  • Fisheries and society (contributions to sustainable development)
  • Future of fish and fisheries (innovations in fisheries)

The Call for Abstracts is now open. Abstract submissions close 31 January 2020. Click here for further information on submitting an abstract.

If you have any queries about the process to submit abstracts please e-mail: