World Recreational Fishing Conference 10
The World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC) is the preeminent and largest international recreational fisheries conference attracting fisheries experts, researchers, policymakers, industry and anglers from around the globe. They come together to share their science, their issues, their experiences, failures, successes and vision. And together they unite to learn about current research trends, science breakthroughs, to network, to share problems and produce solutions.
In 2021 it was announced that the 10th World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC10) would be hosted by the Victorian Fisheries Authority as a three-day event between 20-22 February 2023 at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
The conference brought 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 at the forefront of recreational fisheries management and science.
The headline conference theme for 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.
The WRFC10 program covered an exciting and 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.
Watch recordings across all three days of the conference via the links below.
All presentations can be found in one playlist here.
WRFC10 Keynote Speakers
- Steve Moyer: Recreational Fisheries Stewardship
- Sascha Clark Danylchuk: How to build a bridge — lessons learned from working to enhance knowledge exchange between fisheries scientists and recreational anglers
- Stan Lui: First Nations Peoples – Interactions with Recreational Fisheries and Opportunities
- Craig Copeland: Stewardship - Recreational fishers, Australia's aquatic conservationists
- Ingrid van Putten: Implications of a changing Australian demographic for recreational fishing
- Beth Nyboer: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures
- Matt Taylor: Citizen Science can answer more questions than you think
- Robson Green: The power of fishing as therapy