The 2015 National Recreational Fishing Conference was highly successful, enabling the recreational fishing community to gather and discuss issues of national importance.
The value of regular fishing sector conferences is recognised among the fishing community, and supported by FRDC, to facilitate continued progress, coordination and recognition of achievements. The next national event for the recreational fishing community is planned for 2017. The primary aim of this event will be to bring opinion-shapers, decision makers and key representatives from Australia's recreational fishing sector together to develop a shared vision for the future of recreational fishing in Australia. Opportunities will be explored to collaborate with other significant events planned for the fishing community in 2017 such as Seafood Directions to enable shared discussions on how to position fishing in Australia optimally to continue to meet social and economic needs moving forward, whilst considering environmental implications.