Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts are still open!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to come together ‘down under’ face-to-face with the international recreational fishing community– the change makers, thought leaders and fishing enthusiasts – for what is set to be a week of riveting presentations, topical discussions, exciting research, and a chance to reconnect and forge new connections!

Abstract submissions are now open! The International Scientific Board now invites all prospective presenters to submit abstracts of conference papers for consideration at the WRC10. To make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to participate in this exciting event, read on to learn how to submit your abstract. The deadline for abstract submissions have been extended and will now close on 30 September 2022.

Abstract Submission Process & Guidelines

Submissions can be made via the Abstract Submission Portal below.


The headline conference theme for WRFC10 is: Keeping Pace in a Dynamic and Challenging World with Changing Fisheries. This year, the International Scientific Board will accept abstracts within 10 themes. Please select the theme that most closely matches your abstract. If you don’t think your abstract is a good match for any of the themes but it represents quality science of benefit to recreational fisheries then please submit it anyway as we may include it in a special topics session.

Presentation format

WRFC10 will include 3 types of presentation format:

  1. Normal sessional presentations (of 15 minutes), with question time at the end of each session;
  2. Rapid fire presentations (of 5 minutes), with question time at the end of each session; and
  3. Poster presentations.

When you submit your abstract, please nominate the presentation format you are aiming for and which best fits your presentation.
We recognise that it’s sometimes difficult to determine which category your abstract may fall into. Should this apply to you, please submit your abstract and the VFA with advice from the International Scientific Board will allocate a format depending on your content.

Note we are also calling for nominations for special sessions or mini symposiums. If you wish to nominate for a special session, please go here to complete the online form and express your interest.

It is important that abstract submissions comply with the following guidelines:

  1. Abstract submissions should be submitted via the Abstract Submission Portal below.
  2. Abstracts are to be a maximum of 300 words and submitted in English.
  3. If you have more than 1 co-author, please enter all co-author first names separated by a comma in the “Co-author First Name” field, and similarly for last names.
  4. Please submit your abstract/interest in presenting by midnight AEST (Melbourne, Australia) 30 September, 2022.
  5. Once you have submitted your abstract online, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your submission.
  6. All submitted forms will be considered by the International Scientific Board and assessed according to the selection criteria.
  7. Receipt of abstract submissions will be acknowledged by email. Successful presenters will be notified via email by 16 October, 2022.
  8. Successful presenters will need to pay their own registration fees and travel costs.

Good luck!

We are committed to holding an in-person conference attracting as many delegates and as many quality presentations which advance our understanding of recreational fishing and the fish stocks they rely on as possible. Therefore we are not seeking digital presentations at this stage. We may allow for digital presentations for accepted abstracts in exceptional circumstances where presenters personal circumstances change at the last minute.

Poster Presentations

All Poster presentations will be prominently displayed in the Conference venue. Details on the format and display of Poster will be shared once your session has been accepted.

Posters must be printed by the presenter as an A1 portrait (width 594 mm x height 841 mm) document and brought to the Conference by the presenter. A board will be provided. We will assist you in mounting the poster on the board.

Presenters are encouraged to accompany their posters during breaks.

Submit an abstract


    Please direct all abstract enquiries to:
    WRFC10 Conference Manager

    Terms and Conditions
    All presenting authors must register and pay to attend at least one day of the conference.
    Submission of an abstract implies the author’s agreement to publish the abstract in all conference publications including the website.

    Successful abstracts must be presented by the author/s or a nominated co-author.
    Acceptance of abstracts does not imply any payment from the Organising Committee. Authors must arrange and pay for their own accommodation, travel etc. to attend the conference.

    Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Program Committee, whose decision is final.