Committees

International Scientific Board (ISB)

We are incredibly fortunate to have a diverse selection of some of the world’s best minds across the spectrum of fisheries science making up the International Scientific Board (ISB) for WRFC10: from interdisciplinary and integrated fisheries science, fish conservation and biology, sociology, social and economic science, marine and freshwater ecology, habitat restoration and rehabilitation, climate change, and everything in between.

The ISB is responsible for guiding the content of the WRFC 10, including the following:

  • Developing and finalising conference session themes and subthemes (including special sessions) and workshops (input on activities)
  • Assisting with the call for abstracts, reviewing abstracts and making recommendations on final abstract acceptance
  • Identifying and organising keynote speakers and recommending plenary speakers
  • Designing the conference program
  • Preparing and coordinating special scientific journal publication of the presentations post-conference

Meet the ISB Members

Robert Arlinghaus

Interdisciplinary Fisheries Professor

Gretta Pecl

Professor of Marine Ecology

Andy Danylchuk

Professor of Fish Conservation

Kate Brooks

Social scientist, Director of KAL Analysis and Non-Executive Director of Ozfish Unlimited

Sean Tracey

Associate Professor of Fisheries and Ecosystems Sciences and Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre IMAS

Jun-ichi Tsuboi

Senior Researcher, Inland Fisheries

Paul Venturelli

Associate Professor of Fisheries

Ingrid van Putten

Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor

Sophia Kochalski

Postdoctoral Researcher

Holly Embke

Research Fish Biologist

Katia Friere

Professor of Fisheries

Corey Green

Leading Fisheries Scientist for Aquatic and Technical Services at the Victorian Fisheries Authority in Australia

Local Organising Committee (LOC)

The key responsibility of the LOC would be to provide advice to the VFA regarding:

  • Planning and coordinating the on-ground event logistics, activities, opportunities for attendees etc. including strong attraction for grassroots recreational fishers.
  • Preparing delegate materials, marketing, keynote speaker requirements etc
  • Discuss potential conference themes and speakers to be presented to the International Scientific Board to consider.
  • Developing a prospectus and securing sponsorship for the Conference from fisheries agencies, tackle companies, industry and then deliver the value to investors.
  • Developing and delivering appropriate, targeted and quality fisheries activities for the conference including guided fishing trip options, experiences and socials events.

Meet the Committee

Anthony Forster

Manager of Freshwater Fisheries at the Victorian Fisheries Authority

Cameron Westaway

Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Manager and WRFC10 Conference Manager

Amanda Keilar

Passionate Recreational Fisher and Leader in the Women in Recreational Fishing Network

David Kramer

Director of the Futurefish Foundation

Greg Sharp

Supervising Fisheries Officer at the Victorian Fisheries Authority

Terry George

President of Australian Trout Foundation

Ben Scullin

Executive Officer at Victorian Recreational Fishing Peak Body (VRFish)