How to become a member of WGFTFB

If your work is related to the topics of the ICES/FAO Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB), you might be interested to be part of the group.

As a member of this ICES/FAO Working Group (and hence as a participant in annual working group activities), you must maintain high levels of scientific independence, integrity and impartiality. Your behaviour and actions should minimize any risk of actual, potential, or perceived Conflicts of Interest. Contributors to ICES/FAO WGFTFB work should review and present data, scientific evidence, theory, or interpretation honestly and accurately.  Contributors must not knowingly mislead or allow others to be misled about scientific and technology matters.

All members will be included in our mailing list and can attend meetings.

There are two types of membership:

Regular member: Each member country of ICES may appoint “experts and advisers” as it may determine to assist in the work of ICES. These persons appointed by National ICES Delegates are referred to as members. Persons should be nominated or invited only if the nominating Delegate or inviting chair are confident that they have provided adequate evidence that they can and will abide by ICES Code of Conduct (Section 4). If you want to become a “regular member”, please contact your National ICES-delegate.

Chair-invited members: Suitably qualified nationals of non-ICES countries may be invited by the WGFTFB chairs upon presentation and acceptance of a request. Requests from individuals supported, or nominated by a competent national authority responsible for sustainable development of capture fisheries are welcome/encouraged. Since both ICES and FAO have the ambition to be inclusive organizations, the decision to appoint a chair-invited member should be based on the person’s scientific expertise, behaviour, and potential contribution to the group’s work, and not on their affiliation. Please note that this type of membership is time-limited and must be renewed when the WGFTFB Chair changes. If you want to become a “chair-invited” member, please complete this Form.

Note:  Neither type of membership requires a financial commitment, however members (or nominating authority) are required to fund attendance at meetings. ICES/FAO WGFTFB meet annually at locations appointed by WGFTFB members and Chairs, or at locations selected by FAO every 3 years.