IFISH Updates

IFISH 5 Program Details Now Available

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Starting today, the IFISH program is now online and ready to view! You can look at the program overview and at-a-glance versions on our program page. You can also look by day and by individual session. Each session now has presenter information and abstracts, and there are more details for our pre-conference and post-conference workshops. There’s over sixty hours of panels, presentations, workshops, and other events to choose from. You’ll get the latest in fishing, aquaculture, and seafood processing safety and health research and training, plus you’ll get to participate in shaping future research and initiatives.

Have you registered yet? Early-bird pricing ends May 10th, so register today!

Pre-Conference Workshop

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On Sunday, June 10, 2018, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ocean Frontier Institute of Memorial University will sponsor a workshop entitled, “Recent Global Conventions and Resolutions Targeting Improved Safety, Health and Sustainability at Sea in the Fisheries Sector – Strategies for Moving Forward.” Speakers for the event include representatives from FAO, ILO, IMO, NIOSH, NOAA/NMFS, and many other subject matter experts.

This workshop will feature and discuss recent global initiatives related to fishing vessel design, fishing safety, fisheries management and sustainable fishing practices and their relationship to current conditions in fisheries from different regions of the world. For more information about the workshop and registration information, visit the pre-conference workshop page.

Announcing More of Our Keynote Speakers

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Melvin Myers and Ingunn Marie Holmen will join previously announced speakers Jennifer Lincoln, Mohamed Jeebhay, and Andrew Watterson. Each presenter is a well-respected leader in his or her field, and will be presenting on cutting-edge research, best practices in health and safety, regional successes and challenges, and much more. We’re still finalizing the speaker list and program, so check back regularly for more updates. Learn more about our keynote speakers >

Announcing the Draft Program!

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The IFISH 5 Scientific Committee is pleased to announce the preliminary program!

IFISH 5 will showcase over sixty hours of presentations, workshops, panels, and activities for you to choose from:

  • The latest in occupational safety and health research
  • Explorations of current fisheries policy and regulations
  • Best practices for keeping workers safe and healthy

Keynote speakers will provide an overview of advances in the field and priorities for the future, highlighting success stories in research, training, and industry collaboration.  In the evenings and between events, attendees will have a chance to network with the many organizations and professionals representing over twenty countries and a wide-variety of expertise.  View the draft program agenda >

Special Call for Abstracts Extended Until January 31, 2018

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The IFISH 5 Scientific Committee has extended the deadline for abstracts from participants in developing countries representing Africa, Asia, Pacific and Latin America. Abstracts should be on the topic of occupational safety and health in small-scale fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood processing. Successful applicants will be funded for travel and other conference-related expenses from a dedicated fund established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and administered by Memorial University.

See the Special Call for Abstracts page for more information.

IFISH 5 Announces Special Call for Abstracts

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The IFISH 5 Scientific Committee is now inviting participants in developing countries representing Africa, Asia, Pacific and Latin America to submit abstracts on their research and/or experiences with occupational safety in small-scale fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood processing. The deadline for this special call is January 20, 2018.

Travel and other conference-related expenses of eligible applicants with accepted abstracts will be funded from a dedicated fund established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and administered by Memorial University.

See the Special Call for Abstracts page for more information.

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!

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The IFISH 5 family wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season! The scientific committee has been busy reading and scoring the many wonderful abstracts and session proposals we’ve received, and we cannot wait to share the results with you in mid-January.

We’ll also be announcing an exciting opportunity for presenters from Africa, Asia, Pacific, and Latin American regions in the new year – stay tuned!