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Global Challenges in Recreational Fisheries
edited by Řystein Aas

Global Challenges in Recreational Fisheries is an essential purchase for fisheries managers, multidisciplinary fisheries scientists, marine and freshwater biologists, ecologists and environmental scientists.

Global Challenges in Recreational Fisheries represents the major output from the 4th World Recreational Fishing Conference held in Norway which focused on several topics and targeted all stakeholders in the recreational fishing sector, including researchers, managers, NGO representatives and businesses.

Global Challenges in Recreational Fisheries reflects diversity and encompasses a variety of approaches within its carefully selected and fully peer-reviewed chapters.


  1. An International Perspective on Recreational Fishing

  • Overview
  • Overview of Recreational Fishing in Australia
  • Current Status and Challenges Facing Recreational Fishing in the Peoples Republic of China
  • Recreational Fishing in Finland
  • The Social and economic significance of recreational fishing in Germany
  • Recreational fishing in Lithuania: Putting Lithuania on the recreational fishing map in Europe
  • Recreational Fishing in Malaysia
  • Recreational angling in the Netherlands: Participation, trends and management
  • Recreational fishing in Sweden
  • An overview of angling in the United States of America

  1. Meaning and relevance of the ecosystem approach to recreational fisheries management, with emphasis on the importance of the human dimension
  2. Biological impacts of recreational fishing resulting from exploitation, stocking and introduction
  3. Marine recreational fisheries challenges and Marine Protected Areas, comparison between the Mediterranean and Australia
  4. European sea bass in the North Sea; past, present and future status, use and management challenges
  5. Scale and participation in recreational fisheries management – Nordic examples
  6. Substitution in recreational fishing
  7. A bioeconomic analysis of differing management regimes in recreational fisheries
  8. Economic impact of angling in Iceland and Scotland
  9. Trends and developments in catch and release

  • Overview
  • Factors affecting Catch and Release Mortality of Striped Bass Caught on Natural Bait in Chesapeake Bay
  • Potential Effects of Circle Hooks on the United States Recreational Atlantic Billfish Fishery
  • The Atlantic Salmon Catch and Release Story
  • The Challenge of Ethical Angling: The Case of Catch and Release and its Relation to Fish Welfare

  1. Competitive Fishing; Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Competitive Fishing and Its Role in Recreational Fisheries Management
  • Socio-economic analysis of competitive fishing in Poland
  • Legislative treatment and current status of competitive fishing in Germany
  • From the Inside Looking Out: A Tournament Organization’s Perspective on Growing Competitive Fishing

  1. International fishing tourism – past, present and future
  2. Subsistence versus Sport: cultural conflict on the frontiers of fishing
  3. Recruiting new anglers; driving forces, constraints and examples of success
  4. The role of non-government organisations in recreational fisheries management – challenges, responsibilities & possibilities
  5. Recreational fisheries in the 21st century: towards a Code of Conduct
  6. Challenges for the recreational fishing sector in the next decade


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Global Challenges in Recreational Fisheries
edited by Řystein Aas
2008 • 364 pages • $198.95 + shipping
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