WSC 2019

The World Seafood Congress (WSC) 2019 cordially invites participants from all over the world to attend the biannual global event which is scheduled to be held on 9-11 September 2019 in Penang, Malaysia. The event is co-organized by Penang Institute and International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI).
The conference will be featuring a keynote, oral and poster presentations as well as exhibitions. With the theme “Seafood Supply Chains of the Future”, the conference unites a distinctive and world-class blend of scientists, researchers and leaders both from the scholarly community and industry to trade their information, experiences and research advancements on fish inspection, quality management and technological developments in the seafood sector. It will also address existing and evolving conditions that are critical for the sustainability of fisheries, aquaculture and ocean ecosystems, and demonstrate new innovations and solutions to these challenges.

In addition, there will be travel awards and competitions during the event, which include the following:
Peter Howgate Award will fund the attendance of a young fish technologist (under 30 years old) to the WSC 2019. The Award will cover travel, accommodation and the congress fee, and this will afford the winning applicant a career-changing opportunity to gain insights and build networks in the global fishery sector. You can visit the website for updates and more information (

IAFI will give a prize for the best WSC posters. The posters will be judged by IAFI board members in the early stage of the conference and the winners will be announced at the start of a plenary session later in the event. Prizes will be given out as First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $300; and Third Prize: $200. For further information about the poster guidelines please visit
The International Association for Women in Seafood Industry (WSI) launches the second edition of the "Women in Seafood" video competition, with the technical support of MATIS, Iceland and the sponsoring of the French Development Agency (AFD)
and the International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI).

The video can be shared in a short film (less than 4 minutes) featuring woman involved in the seafood industry.
For more information, kindly visit this link https:// The prize is a ticket to attend WSC 2019, the shortlisted finalists’ videos are to be shown in one of the WSC sessions and the winner will be announced. For more information of the event, visit