The 2023 will be an ICES-FAO year, it should have been last year but owing to COVID19 this has been delayed a year.
For the moment, we don’t have anyone willing to host as yet but we are seeking expressions of interest from potential hosts and hope to have 2 or 3 options to be considered at the 2022 WGFTFB meeting where a decision could be made based on location, ability of host, ease of travel and other criteria. We are not restricting to any country and are seeking expressions of interest from all regions.
Any suggestions for possible hosts we can approach would be welcome. As it is an FAO year, within limits FAO will be able to fund the cost of a venue organized by the selected host.
WGFTFB Chairpersons (Daniel, Anto, and Jon)