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New day rate introduced for 6th World Fisheries Congress
Published:  09 April, 2012

The organisers of the 6th World Fisheries Congress (WFC), which takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 7-11 May 2012, have introduced a new registration rate for those wishing to attend one day only.

 Delegates can now attend on their preferred day by purchasing a Day Delegate Pass for £195. Previously those attending could only purchase a weekly pass (£350 if purchased before 1 May), valid for all five days of the congress.

 The new admission system aims to make the World Fisheries Congress more accessible for international delegates who are especially interested in the topics scheduled for a particular day. 

 Organised by The World Council of Fisheries Societies, the congress will address “Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing World”, examining current and future issues surrounding sustainable fishing and exploring informed global solutions.

 Under discussion will be the science that underpins sustainable fishing; adaptive management and tools to cope with changing environments; the social and economic cost of failure; and meeting increasing food and nutrition needs through aquaculture.

 More than 2,000 people are expected to attend over the five days.

 Draft programmes, detailing the running order for each day of the WFC, are available at

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