Welcome to IFOMC

What is IFOMC?

The IFOMC is the premier conference series for developing and promoting effective fishery monitoring programmes throughout the world, aiming to ensure sustainable marine resource management. Due to the impacts of COVID, what is normally a biannual conference series has not been held since 2018, in Vigo, Spain. Thus I am delighted to once again invite interested parties, and very much look forward to welcoming in person the international scientific and fishery monitoring community to discuss and improve aspects of one of the most challenging and dangerous jobs in natural resource management. An extensive programme has been crafted covering the benefits of fishery monitoring programmes and ways to enhance observer safety and security through training, policing and legislation, and ample opportunities for socializing and networking are included, all in a compact and vibrant waterfront location in beautiful Hobart.