In 1981, John Paxton and Doug Hoese, Australian Museum of Sydney researchers, organized the first Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (IPFC).

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Doug Hoese

This international conference, gathering hundreds of specialists in ichthyology (including sharks, rays and teleost fishes) from dozens of countries, takes place every four years, and is considered one of the best ichthyological conferences in the world.

Previous IPFC

IPFC1: australie Sydney, Australia (1981) / John Paxton & Doug Hoese, Australian Museum
IPFC2: japon Tokyo, Japan (1985) / Teruya Uyeno
IPFC3: nz Wellington, New Zealand (1989) / Peter Castle & Robert McDowall
IPFC4: Thaïlande Bangkok, Thailand (1993) / Supap Monkolprasit, Katersatat University
IPFC5: Drapeaux-de-la-Nouvelle-Caledonie Noumea, New Caledonia (1997) / Bernard Seret, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
IPFC6: africsud Durban, South Africa(2001) / Lynnath Beckley, Oceanographic Research Institute, Durban
IPFC7: taiwan Taipei, Taiwan (2005) / Kwang-Tsao Shao, Academia Sinica
IPFC8: australie Fremantle, Australia (2008) / Neil Loneragan, Murdoch University
IPFC9 : japon Okinawa, Japan (2013) / Keiichi Matsuura, National Museum of Nature and Science

Photo of the participants of IPFC4 -

Photo of the participants of IPFC4 – Bangkok – Thailand


Photo of the participants at the IPFC5 – Noumea – New Caledonia

Photo of the participants at the IPFC9 - Okinawa - Japan

Photo of the participants at the IPFC9 – Okinawa – Japan