Melbourne to host World Recreational Fishing Conference
MELBOURNE will host the World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC) in February 19-23, 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The conference is held every three years and aims to provide a unique learning opportunity as well as a chance to showcase fishing and tourism experiences to leading and influential recreational fishing stakeholders from across the world.
Melbourne's bid was led by the Victorian Fisheries Authority in partnership with recreational fishing organisations including VRFish, FutureFish Foundation, Women in Recreational Fishing Network, Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation, Fisheries Research and Develop Corporation, the Melbourne Convention Bureau, Visit Victoria and leading recreational fisheries scientists in Australia.
The Commonwealth Government's Fisheries Research and Development Corporation is a major partner of the event.
Past WRFC conferences have been held in Canada, Brazil, Germany, USA, Norway, Australia (Darwin), Canada and Ireland.