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April 10-12
Ocean Decade Conference
Barcelona, Spain
April 16-18
Reef Resilience Symposium
Cairns, Australia
May 8
Fishing News Awards 2024

May 31-1 June

Oceans & Water Forum at Innovation Zero 2024

Olympia, London

June 4-6
Flood & Coast Exhibition & Conference

Telford, Shropshire

June 5

Women in FCERM Awards 2024 | Flood and Coast Excellence Awards 2024

Telford, Shropshire

June 7-8
UN Ocean Conference Stakeholder Meeting
San Jose, Costa Rica
June 8
World Ocean Day
June 17-21
International Seagrass Biology Workshop
Napoli, Italy
June 21-23
Oceanfest 24
Croyde Bay, North Devon
July 2-5
European Coral Reef Symposium
Naples, Italy

July 10-11

ReMeMaRe Conference 2024: Restoring Estuarine & Coastal Habitats

Scarborough Spa, Yorkshire, UK

September 9-10
Internl Conf on Oceanography & Marine Biology
Barcelona, Spain
September 13-15
tba Whitstable Rocks Oyster Festival 2024
Whitstable, Kent
October 10-13
Falmouth Oyster Festival 2024
Falmouth, Devon
October 21-
1 November
UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP16)
Colombia, South America
November 11-22
COP 29
Baku, Abseron, Azerbaijan

January 2025

Costal Futures


March 11-13
World Ocean Summit 2025

March 2025

World Water Day 2025

June 9-13
3rd UN Ocean Conference
Nice, Cote D’Azur, France
February 22-27
Ocean Sciences Meeting 26
Glasgow, Scotland

Read About Our Current Events

Fishers of the Future

Fishers of the Future

Fishers in all 22 coastal EU Member States have been consulted on behalf of The European Commission to define who fishers are, how they live, and what drives them. The second phase of the project will focus on collecting feedback from a broad range of stakeholders on...

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It is 20 years since the Morecambe Bay Tragedy

It is 20 years since the Morecambe Bay Tragedy

Since formation in 2010, North Western IFCA has worked hard and in cooperation with other authorities to put a number of measures in place to prevent any more lives being lost and help improve working practices for fishers. More information here.

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Cockle FMP Consultation at North West IFCA

Cockle FMP Consultation at North West IFCA

Tim Smith from the Association of IFCAs held an in-person event at Truckhaven, Carnforth earlier in January to present the draft objectives for the National Cockle Fisheries Management Plan. It was an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the plan’s objectives and...

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Video about Fisheries Management Plans

Video about Fisheries Management Plans

This is a useful video for the basics on Fisheries Management Plans (click here).  Search Fisheries Management Plans on to find out more. Keep in touch for the latest consultation schedules and approved FMPs. Latest information on the schedule (click...

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Crab and Lobster Symposium Proceedings Available

Crab and Lobster Symposium Proceedings Available

Blue Marine Foundation has released the conference proceedings of the event held on the 16th November 2022 in which the IFCAs were well represented. The aims of the conference were to share current information on crab and lobster research, factors affecting stocks,...

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it is only by leading, championing and managing a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries that we can be successful as an Association.

Tony Tomlinson MBE

Chairman, Association of IFCA