Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors who made the WFC2021 possible.
PREMIUM CONGRESS SPONSOR
CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency. Research in the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere unit focuses on solutions that benefit Australia by improving the sustainable use and management of Australia’s marine estate and atmospheric environment. Our fisheries researchers help to develop a consistent, national approach to harvest strategies and provide the science toolkit for sustainable fisheries management. www.csiro.au/OandA
NOAA Fisheries is the United States federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the nation’s ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.
MAJOR CONGRESS SPONSOR
Austral Fisheries is one of Australia’s largest commercial fishing companies, specialising in premium seafood products such as Glacier 51 Toothfish and Skull Island Tiger Prawns. The four Commonwealth fisheries that Austral operate in are independently certified as sustainable and well-managed by the MSC. Austral are also the first and, to date, only commercial fishing company in the world to have offset 100% of their carbon emissions.
PREMIUM CONGRESS SUPPORT SPONSOR
The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) has the responsibility of managing Victoria’s fisheries resources in a coordinated and strategic way to ensure their ongoing sustainability, while supporting the value they deliver to the commercial, recreational and Aboriginal fishing and aquaculture sectors, and the broader community. The VFA works with government and stakeholders to optimise the social, cultural and economic benefits of Victoria’s fisheries and aquaculture industry, while promoting sustainable and responsible practices. The VFA is committed to getting more people fishing and enjoying Victoria’s local seafood, growing healthy and sustainable fishing and aquaculture sectors, and contributing to Victoria’s social and economic prosperity.
WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) manages Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries in pursuit of maximum net economic returns to the Australian community through the ecologically sustainable development of these fisheries. As a world leader in efficient, cost-effective and sustainable fisheries management, AFMA uses various approaches to manage ecological and compliance risks. We also engage with our regional neighbours to provide specialist advice and build partnership to deter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Australian waters and beyond.
STUDENT MIXER SPONSOR
The objectives of the Australian Society for Fish Biology are to promote research, education and management of fish and fisheries in Australasia and to provide a forum for the exchange of information.
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is an intergovernmental marine science organization. Our goal is to advance and share scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide and to use this knowledge to generate state-of-the-art advice for meeting conservation, management, and sustainability goals. Our network consists of 6000 scientists from over 700 marine institutes in our 20 member countries and beyond. Over 2500 scientists participate in our activities annually. Through strategic partnerships our work in the Atlantic Ocean also extends into the Arctic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the North Pacific Ocean.
Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation. We take on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. We incubate ideas and accelerate impact. We push the limits of what is believed possible. Minderoo is independent, forward thinking and seeks effective, scalable solutions. We are proudly Australian, and one of Asia’s largest philanthropies, with AU$2 billion committed to a range of global initiatives. Flourishing Oceans is a Minderoo initiative that aims to restore the health of our ocean by combatting overfishing, increasing marine protection, and expanding our understanding of the marine environment.
At Fisheries Queensland, we aspire to be a world leader in sustainable, high-value fisheries and fishing experiences. We work with the community, industry and Traditional Owners to foster economic prosperity through the innovative, sustainable and responsible management of Queensland’s fisheries resources. We ensure our fisheries remain sustainable and productive through monitoring and assessment, evidence-based regulatory frameworks for recreational and commercial fishing, community education and fair, transparent and consistent enforcement of fisheries legislation.