Special sessions

Before the conference on sunday and during the conference there will be some special sessions.

On request there are several special sessions just before and during the conference.


This session will be organized on sunday afternoon, just before the conference. A room will be available just for this special session.

This session will be chaired by Valerio Sbragaglia.

Marine rec fishing

Marine recreational fisheries in SW Europe/Mediterranean countries

This session will be organized during the conference where a room and timeslot will be just for this special session.


The session will be chaired by:

Mafalde Rangel, post-doc researcher at CCMAR, Centre of Marine Sciences

University of Algarve, Portugal

About WRFC

Organizing commitee
The organizing committee will be working on all aspect concerning logistics of the conference. CONTINUE READING >

Scientific board
The scientific board consist of 20 scientists of all around the globe. There are WRFC experienced board members as well as some new members and off course members of our country. Especially we tried to find female fisheries scientist willing to participate. The aim of the scientific board is to compose a conference program about the main theme – Recreational fishing in a changing world – and the subthemes highly interesting for participants. Who’s in the board? Find out here: CONTINUE READING >

WRFC 8, Victoria Canada
The last conference was held in Victoria, Canada in 2017. This conference had some great presentations which can be found on this website as a PDF…. CONTINUE READING >

The 9th Episode of the WRFC is in The Netherlands Eight times more it has been organized all over the world. But it started in Ireland…… CONTINUE READING >

Destination – The Netherlands Rotterdam

Schiphol International Airport is the most user friendly airport in the world
and the 5th largest of Europe. It has already repeatedly earned the accolade of being the world’s favorite airport. Schiphol is a major international hub and the gateway to Europe. Here you can find an instruction video about the ease of travelling from Schiphol to Rotterdam Central Station.

Places to stay
There are numerous hotels in Rotterdam for every budget. Currently we are talking with some hotels to try to get arrangements for participants. More information will be available soon.

Places to fish
From Rotterdam there are various excellent fishing opportunities ranging from fishing saltwater, brakkish water to freshwater, all within a short distance. The North Sea has flatfish, cod and a population of seabass. Also from the banks in the harbor close to the rivermouth seabass can be a great targetfish. The freshwater nearby contains large perch, pikeperch as well as pike and populations of bream, roach and asps. CONTINUE READING >

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