Jason Schratwieser, Stephen G. Sutton, and Robert Arlinghaus
Abstract .—The World Recreational Fishing Conference represents the only scientific meeting that is truly global, attracting scientists, managers, industry representatives, policy makers, and other stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues in recreational fisheries. The Fifth World Recreational Fishing Conference was held in Dania Beach, Florida, on November 10–12, 2008. This book represents the peer-reviewed proceedings of the landmark conference. Chapters in this book cover a range of issues such as governance, social and biological management tools and issues, ethics, and novel survey methods to advance the science and management of recreational fisheries.