Special call for abstracts: IFISH 5



The Fifth International Fishing Industry Safety & Health Conference (IFISH 5) 

Special call for abstracts - Fishing, Aquaculture, and Seafood Processing


The IFISH 5 Scientific Committee is inviting participants in developing countries representing Africa, Asia, Pacific and Latin America to submit abstracts on their research and/or experiences with occupational safety in small-scale fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood processing.

Travel and other conference-related expenses of eligible applicants with accepted abstracts will be funded from a dedicated fund established  by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and administered by Memorial University.

Conference details

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in collaboration with the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research (Memorial University), will be hosting the 5th International Fishing Industry Safety and Health Conference (IFISH 5) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada from June 10-13, 2018.

The IFISH 5 conference will offer researchers, safety and health professionals, instructors, workers and industry experts, ergonomists, governmental and regulatory representatives, and other professionals the opportunity to attend workshops, presentations, and poster sessions that feature new occupational health and safety research findings and innovations. Keynote speakers will provide an overview of advances in the field and priorities for the future, and they will highlight success stories in research, training, and industry collaboration. In the evenings and between scheduled presentations and workshops, attendees will have a chance to network with organizations and individuals attending the conference.

Submission of abstracts

Individuals are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations and poster formats. Abstracts can be submitted until January 20, 2018. For details, visit IFISH5 website.