Hybrid format brings global fisheries congress back to Adelaide

After being forced to cancel last year, the 2021 World Fisheries Congress is heading back to South Australia with a focus on conservation and sustainability.

Scientists, managers, fishers and aquaculture operators from across the globe will head to Adelaide for the Congress in September.

Adelaide Convention Bureau CEO Damien Kitto said bringing the congress to attendees using both in-person and online formats has made the new September date possible.

“Whilst the number of delegates who attend Adelaide may reduce, the global reach and awareness of how South Australia practices its fishing techniques will be significantly increased via the hybrid platform of knowledge sharing,” he said.

“Using hybrid events is the essential stepping stone to returning to the totally face-to-face business events we know delegates are craving.”

Speakers will include world leaders 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, among others.