Professor Bronwyn Gillanders (Environment Institute, School of Biological Sciences) has been elected President of the World Council of Fisheries Societies. The Council is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation for scientific or professional fisheries societies. Professor Gillanders was elected the new president at the 7th World Fisheries Congress held last week in South Korea.
Adelaide, South Australia following a joint Australia-New Zealand bid, has been named as the host city for the 8th World Fisheries Congress (WFC) 2020 to which more than 1500 delegates are expected to attend.
Held every four years, the WFC aims to advance and promote international developments and cooperation in fisheries science, conservation and management.