Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 2019October 14 - 17, 2019 Canberra, ACT



‘Communicate to Illuminate & Inspire’

The ASFB 2019 Conference Organising Committee would like to thank all 250 participants who attend the conference in Canberra this year. We acknowledged and celebrated the First Australians on whose traditional lands we met. We pay our respects to the elders of the Ngunnawal, Ngambri, and Ngarigu peoples past, present and emerging.

ASFB 2019 showcased and celebrated the many ways we can illuminate the wonderful world of fishes in the hearts and minds of people spanning a range of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives. Our conference program successfully hosted workshops, special events and sessions that will explore how effective communication via the visual arts, digital media, and the spoken and written word can bring new understanding and inspiration to the millions of people who value and depend on fishes for their wellbeing. 

A special networking event dubbed ‘Big Messages for Decision Makers’, took advantage of our gathering in the national capital. Speakers pitched their big idea for the future of fish and fisheries to key people in Government departments and agencies responsible for policy and investment in our aquatic resources.

ASFB 2019 showcased the diversity of our host city Canberra. Our beautiful conference venue is the National Library of Australia in the Parliamentary Triangle, where we will have our welcome networking event, the daily conference program, and a public forum. You’ll also have the opportunity to discover some of the well-known and best-kept secrets of Canberra via our social networking events.

Thank you for attending the 2019 Annual ASFB Conference.

Chris FultonChair of ASFB 2019 Organising Committee


Carbon Offset 

This year ASFB lead by example, conducting the event in the most environmentally responsible manner possible.

ASFB reduce the use of single use plastics, by handing out seed paper name tags, with bamboo lanyards.

ASFB 2019 partnered with Greenfleet, one of Australia’s most reputable carbon offset organisations. For each full registration ASFB will purchase a tree which will be planted in riparian zone and managed and protected by Greenfleet for up to 100 years, providing habitat for Koalas, Brush-Tailed Phascogales, and aquatic species that benefit from rehabilitated riparian native vegetation, amongst other native species. Unlike other carbon offset providers, their focus is on biodiverse ecosystem restoration, and they do not plant monocultures or plantations.

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