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World Recreational Fishing Conference – Hosted by the FFSBC

July 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

$425.00

The 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference is returning to Canada for 2017. The conference unites the global recreational fishing community – providing an essential forum to discuss current research. Held every three years, this is the only international conference focused solely on recreational fisheries. The host organization for the 2017 conference is the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, in cooperation with the Sport Fishing Institute of BC.

Program

The detailed draft program is available here. Please note the preliminary program is subject to change. For attendees with accepted abstracts, please ensure the presenter has been correctly identified for your presentation.

SUNDAY, JULY 16th

9.00 am     Workshops
12.00 pm    Registration
6.00 pm     Welcome Reception- Conference Centre

MONDAY, JULY 17th

8.30 am     Opening and Acknowledgements
9.00 am     Guest Speaker: Rick Hansen
10.00 am    COFFEE
10.30 am    Keynote Speaker: Brian Chan
11.00 am     Keynote Speaker: Ray Hilborn
12.10 pm     LUNCH
1.10 pm       Sessions and Symposiums
Theatre: Session 1: Monitoring and Assessment of Recreational Fisheries
Saanich Room: Symposium I: Understanding Angler Behaviour Through Human Dimensions &
Economics Research
Esquimalt Room: Session 2: Citizen Science and Recreational Fisheries
Oak Bay Room: Symposium II: Use and Challenges of Catch & Release in Recreational Fisheries
Saanich 2 Room: Session 3: Reconciling Stocking, Management and Conservation
2.50 pm      COFFEE
3.20 pm      Sessions and Symposiums continued (same location)
5.00 pm      ADJOURN

TUESDAY, JULY 18th

8.30 am      Opening and Acknowledgements
9.00 am:     Keynote Speaker: Steve Carpenter
10.00 am    COFFEE
10.30 am     Sessions and Symposiums
Theatre: Session 1: Monitoring and Assessment of Recreational Fisheries
Saanich Room: Symposium I: Understanding Angler Behaviour through Human Dimensions and
Economics Research

                         Saanich 2 Room: Session 4: Management Strategies, Policy Development & Governance 
                         Oak Bay Room: Symposium II: Use and Challenges of Catch & Release in Recreational Fisheries
Esquimalt Room: Symposium III: Recreational Anglers Driving Fish Habitat Outcomes
12.10pm       LUNCH
1
.10pm         Sessions and Symposiums continued
Theatre: Session 1: Monitoring and Assessment of Recreational Fisheries
Saanich Room: Symposium I: Understanding Angler Behaviour through Human Dimensions &
Economics Research
Saanich 2 Room: Session 4: Management Strategies, Policy Development & Governance
Oak Bay Room: Symposium II: Use and Challenges of Catch & Release in Recreational Fisheries
Esquimalt Room: Symposium III: Recreational Anglers Driving Fish Habitat Outcomes
Victoria Room: Caribbean Billfish Workshop- Managing Highly Migratory Recreational Fisheries 

2.50pm:       COFFEE
3.20pm        Session, Symposiums and Billfish Workshop continued
                           Theatre: Session 1: Monitoring and Assessment of Recreational Fisheries
Saanich Room: Symposium I: Understanding Angler Baheviour through Human Dimensions &
Economics Research
Saanich 2 Room: Contributed Papers
Oak Bay Room: Symposium II: Use and Challenges of Catch & Release in Recreational Fisheries
Esquimalt Room: Symposium III: Recreational Anglers Driving Fish Habitat Outcomes
Victoria Room: Caribbean Billfish Workshop- Managing Highly Migratory Recreational Fisheries
5.00pm       ADJOURN
6.00pm       Poster Session Reception- Conference Centre

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19th

8.45am      Opening and Acknowledgements
9.00am      Keynote Speaker: Josh Abbott
10.00am     COFFEE
10.30am     Sessions
Theatre: Session 1: Monitoring and Assessment of Recreational Fisheries
Saanich Room: : Session 5: Engagement of Fishers in the Management Process
  Esquimalt Room: Session 6: Social & Economic Values
Saanich 2 Room: Session 7: Genetic and Genomic Applications Towards Improved Management
Practices in Recreational Fisheries
  Oak Bay Room: Session 4: Management Strategies, Policy Development & Governance
12.10pm      LUNCH
1.10pm        Sessions continued (same location)
2.30pm      COFFEE
3.00pm      Sessions continued
4.00pm      Re-assembly to Plenary Room
4.05pm:     Special Plenary- Government Partners in Recreational Fisheries
5.00pm      ADJOURN
6.30pm      Wrap-Up Reception at the Royal BC Museum

THURSDAY, JULY 20th

9.00am      Sessions and Symposiums
Theatre: Session 1: Monitoring and Assessment of Recreational Fisheries
Saanich Room: Symposium I: Understanding Angler Bahaviour through Human Dimensions &
Economics Research
Oak Bay Room: Symposium II: Use and Challenges of Catch & Release in Recreational Fisheries
Esquimalt Room: Contributed Papers
Saanich 2 Room: Session 8: Vulnerability to Angling and Fisheries-Induced Evolution
10.00am     COFFEE
10.30am     Sessions and Symposiums continued
12.10pm      ADJOURN

The deadline for oral and poster presentation abstract submissions closed on February 15, 2017. Submissions were assessed by the International Scientific Committee for inclusion in the WRFC8 program and authors have been informed of acceptance. Questions regarding submissions can by sent via email to wrfc8.submissions@gofishbc.com.

Special WRFC8 issue of Fisheries Research 
The journal Fisheries Research will be publishing a special WRFC8 issue post conference. All presenters interested in contributing can click here for more information.

Invitation for Proposals – Invited Theme Sessions and Technical Workshops
The International Scientific Committee invites individuals or groups to submit ideas for additional Invited Theme Sessions to be included within the conference and for Technical Workshops that could be held pre-conference on Sunday, July 16, for a half or full day. Please contact the committee with your ideas – wrfc8.submissions@gofishbc.com.

Details

Start:
July 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$425.00
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Website:
http://wrfc8.com/

Venue

Victoria Conference Center
720 Douglas Street
Victoria , British Columbia V8W 3MZ Canada
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Website:
http://victoriaconference.com/