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World Recreational Fishing Conference

You may recall that the last in person World Recreational Fishing Conference was in Victoria in 2017 hosted by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC in cooperation with the Sport Fishing Institute of BC.

The conference is a unique opportunity that brings the global recreational fishing community together providing an essential forum to discuss current research. Held every three years, it is the only international conference focused solely on recreational fisheries.

The WRFC10, held in Melbourne, Australia in February 2023, was a three-day event bringing together the thought leaders, change-makers and global recreational fishing community to share their vision, science, passion, issues and solutions across a range of themes and problems at the forefront of recreational fisheries management and science.

The 2023 conference program covered a diverse range of themes with an incredible line up of keynotes and speakers, together with workshops and a vast array of opportunities for learning, sharing and connecting with others.

The headline conference theme of the WRFC10 was: Keeping Pace in a Dynamic and Challenging World with Changing Fisheries. This is an ode to the fluid and rapidly changing landscape and acknowledges the challenges for researchers, managers and anglers involved in recreational fisheries.

Please see the following links to presentations made by the SFI at the WRFC 10.

BC’s Avid Angler Program – WRFC10 Presentation

Fishing BC Mobile App – WRFC10 Presentation

WRFC10 Full Conference Program

The Politics of Fisheries Resource Sharing – WRFC10 Presentation

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