First Call for abstracts to ICES/FAO WGFTFB23

The International ICES/FAO WG on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB) taking place 13-17 February 2023 (Kochi, India) will be the first physical meeting since 2019, and as such will be an important event for relaunching the groups primary function of exchanging important research findings, innovations and building of dynamic new networks and collaborations.

Call for Abstract(s)

Oral and poster presentations are the main mechanism for the exchange of information.  This mail serves as a first call for abstract submissions. We invite proposals for two types of presentations:
1. Oral Presentations (formal presentations and slides) (*)
2. Poster Presentations

(*) if time slots for presentations are limited, some abstracts for oral presentation may be accepted for poster presentation.

Topic Areas.

There is no limitation to the topic of your abstract – apart from relevance for WGFTFB. Topics could include for example:

– research related to fishing gears

– modelling approaches

– implementation and implications for fisheries management

– behaviour of animals related to the catch process

– new ideas and projects

– technical solutions to help investigations

– technical issues that need addressing

Proposal Submission

Interested presenters should submit an abstract using the form:, summarising the proposed presentation and indicating to which (if any) Topic Group the abstract relates to. Submissions will be judged on relevance to the working group themes, clarity of thought, data/documented results, fit within the meeting program and other criteria.

NOTE: The deadline for abstract submission is 12th December 2022.

Meeting Registration

All presenters are required to register online at:

Registration is free of charge for WGFTFB members (Regular and Chair-invited members).

For more details on online registration, abstract submission, accommodation, flight, and venue, please visit our website

Important dates
12th December 2022. Deadline for Abstract Submission
12th January 2023. Notification of Acceptance

13th January 2023: Meeting registration deadline

6th February 2023. Deadline for National Report Submission
13-17 February 2023. WGFTFB23 Meeting Dates.

We look forward to see you at the WGFTFB23 meeting.
Antonello, Daniel, and Jon (WGFTFB Chairs)




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