8th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference


Online registrations are now closed as we are relocating onsite to prepare for the Conference.

Please click here to download a hard copy form which you can complete and bring with you to the Meeting.

For all queries, including new registrations, please ask the staff at the registration desk when you arrive at the Meeting. The registration desk on Sunday will be located in the La Jolla Room, Ground Level, in the large building opposite the hotel lobby and from Monday onwards within in the Mission Bay Ballroom’s Foyer on the Fifth Floor of the large building opposite the hotel lobby.

Registration operating hours:

Sunday 28 August 2016                                           1530 – 1700
Monday 29 August 2016                                          0730 – 1700
Tuesday 30 August 2016                                         0800 – 1700
Wednesday 31 August 2016                                    0800 – 1700
Thursday 1 September 2016                                   0800 – 1700
Friday 2 September 2016                                        0800 – 1200

We look forward to welcoming you to the IFOMC 2016 Conference.

All persons intending to attend the Conference must complete a Registration Form.  Please read the below registration information before you complete the Form.  Should you experience any difficulties please contact the Conference Managers at the email address given on the homepage.

Registration Fees

Registration Type Early Bird Rate*Available till 18 July 2016 Standard Rate From 19 July 2016
Conference Delegate Registration  US$700.00 US$800.00
Observer Registration US$450.00 US$450.00

*To be entitled to the early bird registration fee you must have registered and paid by 18 July 2016.

Please complete the online registration form to secure your attendance at the Conference.

AMEX Card Users Conference Delegate Online Registration Form now closedVISA/MASTERCARD Users Conference Delegate Online Registration Form now closed

Hotel bookings are no longer available via the online registration form. Should you wish to make a new booking or make changes to an existing booking, please contact the hotel directly by using this contact form.

If you are making a new booking request, please remember to include in your message the following details: Arrival and departure date and bed type required (i.e. King or Twin). Please note the hotel will request your credit card details to secure the booking. In addition please also note that your booking or change is not confirmed until you receive the confirmation from the hotel.

Please note : As at 20 July 2016 your deposit will be retained by the hotel, if the reservation is cancelled or the delegate fails to arrive on the specified date of arrival.

Bahia Resort Hotel
Reservation email: reservations@evanshotels.com.

Observer Expression of Interest

We have blocked a limited number of rooms at the Bahia Resort Hotel for bona-fide Fisheries Observers at a reduced rate. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We are also offering a reduced registration rate for all active Observers, ie those who have completed a trip within the past year. An Expression of Interest form has been created to enable Observers to register their interest and to provide evidence of their Observer status (such as their Observer ID card or a letter from a manager/executive of a recognized Observer program, etc). All Expressions of Interest will be forwarded to the steering committee who will select the delegates to obtain the reduced rates. These Observers will then be able to register using a special code. Please indicate whether you will require the discounted registration rate or both the discounted registration and lodging rate by 18 June.


Observer Expression of Interest Form now closed

Registration Terms and Conditions

The Conference Delegates and Observer registration fee entitles all delegates to the following:

  • All sessions
  • Satchel: program booklet
  • Social functions: Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner
  • Catering: Morning and afternoon teas, Lunches

Registration confirmation

Your completed registration and successful payment will be acknowledged via email with confirmation of your requirements according to your registration form.  Your registration will only be processed or confirmed if payment does accompany your form.

Name badge

Each member of the conference will receive a name badge upon registration.  The badge will be your official pass and must be clearly visible at all times to obtain entry to all sessions and to social functions. The Conference Managers expect appropriate behaviour from attendees and reserve the right to revoke the badge and privileges of anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner.


Credit Card

Please note all online registrations require immediate payment by credit card.  Please visit our secure website www.ifomc.com to register and book your accommodation in ‘real time’.  Accepted credit cards: MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Please note all transactions by credit card will appear on your statement as payment to ‘Conference by Arinex’.

Other Payment options

If you are unable to pay by credit card, please contact the Conference Managers for alternative options via ifomc@arinex.com.au

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the IFOMC Conference Managers.

Registration Fees: 

  • Cancellations before 11 July 2016 will incur an US$150.00 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations before 25 July 2016 will receive a 50% refund of fees payable.
  • Cancellations after 25 July 2016 will not receive a refund.

One night’s deposit must be paid at time of booking to guarantee reservation, and a credit card must be provided as a guarantee for the remainder of your stay.
Deposit is non-refundable at 25 July 2016.

Payments are non-refundable at 25 July 2016. 


The program is correct at the time of publishing.  The organisers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items from the program or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Conference timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice.  Neither the host organisation(s) nor the Conference Managers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.

The Conference Managers reserve the right to use any recordings whether audio or video and/or any photographs taken at any stage during the Conference for promotional, advertising or reporting of the Conference and/or its content at their sole discretion.