Recreational fisheries represent coupled social-ecological systems that are dynamic and exhibit non-linear feedbacks and interactions. The WRFC series serves as a venue to discuss debate and advance our understanding of sustainable recreational fisheries form local to global scales and vice-versa. In this sense, moved by the benefits and the spirit of international cooperation, the basic objectives of the 7th WRFC in Brazil are:
- to serve as a forum for professionals and institutions representing all components of the recreational fishing sector to exchange ideas and new knowledge related to the science and management of recreational fisheries.
- to foster and develop multi- und interdisciplinary actions directed toward the maintenance and enhancement of fisheries and recreational fishing practices and opportunities in the present and future.
- to stimulate scientific investigations and development and application of science-based management practices in recreational fisheries around the globe, particularly in developing countries
Thereby, the conference shall provide the catalyst atmosphere and conditions to prepare the sector to accommodate change and be able to adapt and transform successfully in order to deal with future challenges and surprises.