Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 7-11 May 2012
The global recreation fishing sector will play a key part of the debate at the 6th World Fisheries Congress (WFC), taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 7-11 May 2012.
Organised by The World Council of Fisheries Societies, the congress will address “Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing World”, examining current and future issues surrounding sustainable fishing and exploring informed global solutions.
There are several sessions focused at the angling sector including:
- Using observer data, weather buoys and fishers’ knowledge to differentiate fishing decisions from fish behaviour – Tuesday 8 May, 3.00pm
- Social and governance-related determinants of fish stocking activities by German angling clubs – Wednesday 9 May, 11.15am.
- Predicting recreational fishing participation on a global scale, Wednesday 9 May, 2.00pm
- How angling commitment affects angler’s attitudes to eel conservation policies? – Thursday 10 May, 2.45pm
Felicity Huntingford, World Council of Fisheries Societies President, said: “Although there are many themes at this year’s event, recreational fishing plays a key role in the industry and will be an important area of discussion at the World Fisheries Congress. These sessions promise to be an engaging opportunity to find out the latest developments in this sector.”
Under discussion will be the science that underpins sustainable fishing; adaptive management and tools to cope with changing environments; the social and economic cost of failure; and meeting increasing food and nutrition needs through aquaculture.
A full list of sessions and panel discussions can be found at:
Delegates can now attend on their preferred day by purchasing a Day Delegate Pass for £195. Previously those attending could only purchase a weekly pass (£350 if purchased before 1 May), valid for all five days of the congress.
The new admission system aims to make the World Fisheries Congress more accessible for international delegates who are especially interested in the topics scheduled for a particular day.
For more details, and to register to attend, visit: www.6thwfc2012.com/registration/
Approximately 1,500 delegates are expected over the five days, to hear from speakers from industry, science, fishing and aquaculture.