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.

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
Session submission closes
Abstract submission open
Abstract submission closes
Registration open
Congress begins
September 2022
13 January 2023
10 February 2023
30 June 2023
Summer 2023
3 March 2024

Call for Abstracts

Fish and Fisheries at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Abstract submission is closed
Abstract extension deadline was 14 July 2023

Plenary Speakers


Bronwyn Gillanders


University of Adelaide

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David Obura

Founding Director

CORDIO East Africa

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Ana Parma

Principal Scientist

Argentine National Scientific and Technological Research Council

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Shakuntala Thilsted

Director for Nutrition, Health and Food Security Impact Area Platform


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