This is your last chance to get the best price on four days of the latest fishing, aquaculture, and seafood processing health and safety research, best practices, and solutions. With participants from over twenty-five countries, thirty-one sessions, and two plenary workshops, this will be the largest IFISH to date. IFISH 5’s topics range from vessel safety, falls overboard and other hazards, preventing injury, occupational asthma, effective health communication, hearing loss, medicine at sea, weather, new technology, and much more. View the conference program.
IFISH 5 is your chance not just to learn what’s working (and not working) in safety and health, but also to share your ideas for improving worker safety and health in the future. You will have the opportunity to discuss these topics in depth and contribute your thoughts at several workshops throughout the conference. Topics include global fisheries management policy and the safety of workers, forced labor, public health initiatives, aquaculture health and safety, preventing worker injury, vessel safety, and how to increase life vest adoption. Your contributions will be helping to shape policy, initiatives, and research for years to come.
About our host city
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has a five-hundred year tradition as a gathering place for seafarers and innovators from all over the world. As the most eastern city in North America, St. John’s was both the launching point for the first non-stop transatlantic flight as well as the first city to receive a transatlantic wireless signal. St. John’s also lies at the center of a region known for its commercial fisheries as well as more recent forays into aquaculture and seafood processing. The area boasts scenic views and hikes, colorful and unique architecture, a vibrant nightlife, eclectic shops and restaurants, and much more. Learn more on our tourism page.