Save the date for the 9th World Recreational Fishing Conference

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03 Jun

The city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will be hosting the 9th World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC) that will take place from June 28 till July 2nd 2020.

During the previous 8th edition in Victoria, Canada, the Royal Dutch Angling Association Sportvisserij Nederland, member of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA), was assigned to organise the 2020 edition of the World Recreational Fishing Conference.

This 9th edition will be hosted in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and the Universities of Wageninigen and Nijmegen.

The World Recreational Fishing Conference, which is held every three years, is a one of its kind recreational fisheries devoted conference: a global gathering of the recreational fishing community, a unique opportunity for scientists, governments and angling organisations worldwide to meet and exchange knowledge on hot topics for recreational fishing.

The central theme of this edition is: "Recreational Fishing in a Changing World". The Conference will be dedicated to the importance and impact of recreational fisheries in today’s society and to the development of research on various aspects of recreational fishing.

The programme - currently in the making - will include the following themes:

• Partnerships with other users of fishing waters;
• Ecological changes and recreational fishing;
• Societal relevance and acceptance of recreational fishing;
• Involving recreational fishing sector: citizen science.

It is possible to add additional topics around the central theme through an online poll.

More information about the registration and the agenda will be provided in the coming months on the Conference website and via the WRFC newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you at the WRFC 2020!
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