Fish and Fisheries at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

We look forward to welcoming you to Seattle, Washington for the 9th World Fisheries Congress from 3-7 March 2024 hosted at the Hyatt Regency Seattle.

Organized through the World Council of Fisheries Societies, every four years delegates from around the world meet to exchange ideas and perspectives about new research, emerging issues, scientific breakthroughs, and governance related to fisheries science, industry, conservation, and management. 

Join us in 2024 as we explore the congress theme of Fish and Fisheries at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus. We are preparing a program composed of an opening plenary, general sessions, education workshops, and planned symposia related to sustainability, fish and aquatic ecosystems, fisheries and society, and innovations in fisheries.

As host city, Seattle is an ideal location for an international fish and fisheries conference, with an international airport, a light rail system, and public transportation. Home to several academic, governmental and industry leaders in fish and fisheries sciences, Seattle has a vibrant downtown surrounded by verdant forests, snowcapped mountains, lakes and rivers, Puget Sound, and several National Parks.

Additional details about registration and the congress program will follow shortly. We look forward to welcoming you to Seattle. 

Conference Timeline

Session submission open
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Early registration rates end
Congress begins
September 2022
13 January 2023
10 February 2023
30 June 2023
Summer 2023
31 January 2024
3 March 2024

Join Fisheries Professionals from Around the World

More than 1,200 oral and poster presentations have been submitted from over 70 countries.

Plenary Speakers

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leonard forsman

Leonard Forsman


Suquamish Tribe

ed johnstone

Ed Johnstone


Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

david obura

David Obura

Founding Director

CORDIO East Africa

vera agostini

Vera Agostini

Deputy Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division


Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted profile photo 2

Shakuntala Thilsted

Director for Nutrition, Health and Food Security Impact Area Platform


Ana Parma 3

Ana Parma

Principal Scientist

Argentine National Scientific and Technological Research Council

janet coit

Janet Coit

Assistant Administrator

NOAA Fisheries


Dave Applegate


US Geological Survey


Bronwyn Gillanders


University of Adelaide

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