The meeting (sessions 21st - 25th Oct) will be held at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, USA (swfsc.noaa.gov).
Weekend sessions (26th -27th Oct) wil be held at the Inn by the Sea (inn_by_the_sea).
Registration has now closed.
The US Government requires that details of foreign nationals who wish to visit Federal Buildings are provided in advance of the meeting.
Meeting registration using the page on this site must be completed by 15 September.
If you have registered but can no longer attend, please contact the organisers at the email address: Secretariat@southpacificrfmo.org.
All meetings will be conducted in English.
Travel arrangements to and from the meeting are the responsibility of participants. Special rates for the meeting have been arranged at the Inn by the Sea.
Transportation to and from the SWFSC will only be provided for the Inn by the Sea.
The contact for booking accommodation is firstname.lastname@example.org phone +877 459-7257 or fax +858 454-3941.
The booking reference is 'CONFO#1098' .
Important: The hotel needs confirmation of numbers by the 15th of September. If you wish to book accommodation at the Inn by the Sea, you must contact the hotel prior to this date.
The room rates are:
Rate (US dollars)
$135.00 plus 12.5% tax
$175.00 plus 12.5% tax
This includes a complimentary continental breakfast. Check in time is 2pm and check out is 12 noon.
La Jolla is located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. It has wonderful beaches, cultural activities and fine restaurants. La Jolla is an exquisite combination of a southern European resort atmosphere and Southern California fun. While La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States, it has a down to earth feel due to the beautiful natural scenery and the helpfulness of its residents. Moreover, in addition to fine restaurants, beautiful beaches, hotels and art galleries, La Jolla is home to renowned institutions, such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum.
The best months to visit are July through October, when it is generally between 70°F and 80°F during the day and cooling to around 60°F at night - and very rarely rains
More general information about La Jolla is available at http://www.lajolla.com/
The Visa requirements for persons visiting the USA are here.
Applications for visas can take several weeks to process, so please ensure that you make arrangements to obtain a visa well in advance. Please also ensure that the application form is completed in full and that you include a letter from your employer, or sponsoring organisation from within your home country.