Recreational fisheries can represent a significant source of fishing mortality, have impact on ecosystems, and interact with commercial fisheries and other users of the marine environment. However, the evidence needed to manage these fisheries is often limited and difficult to collect. This theme session is an opportunity to share experiences and critically examine approaches developed across the globe. Participants will verify the role of recreational fisheries, identify how to incorporate recreational fisheries survey data into assessment to improve scientific advice, discuss effective engagement and co-management approaches, and explore different models for management of recreational fisheries considering biological, economic, and social goals.


Estanis Mugerza, AZTI, [email protected]
Abigail Lynch, U.S. Geological Survey, National Climate Adaptation Science Center
Kieran Hyder, Cefas

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