2024 World Fisheries Congress to be Held in Seattle, USA
The World Council of Fisheries Society has voted to hold the 2024 World Fisheries Congress (WFC) in Seattle, Washington, USA, from March 3–9, 2024. The successful bid to host the 2024 WFC was developed by the International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society, who previously hosted the 2004 WFC in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Seattle, located in the Pacific Northwest of the United State, is a world-class city with easy global travel access and many wonderful attractions. The city is also at the center of internationally important marine and anadromous fisheries, and has deep cultural, academic, and socioeconomic ties to fish and fisheries.
The theme of the 2024 WFC will be “Fish and Fisheries at the Nexus of the Food, Water, and Energy Debate.” The goal of the 2024 WFC will be to focus on current and emerging impacts on the world’s fish and fisheries and examine how society can successfully develop approaches that allow our marine and freshwater systems to provide sustainable fish and fisheries into the future.