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Providing context to the global code of practice for recreational fisheries

Arlinghaus, R.; Cooke, S. J.; Cowx, I. G.


R. Arlinghaus

S. J. Cooke

I. G. Cowx


An in-depth explanation of selected content of the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission's 'Code of Practice for Recreational Fisheries' (CoP) is presented. The focus is on core areas that were intensely debated in the drafting the CoP. These include definition of recreational fishing, recreational fishing practices, fish welfare, recreational fisheries management and research. It is anticipated that the CoP for recreational fisheries promotes best practice and management principles for sustainable recreational fisheries, within the recreational fisheries sector and ancillary industries/sectors regionally, nationally, and ultimately globally. To be viable, the CoP for recreational fisheries must be adopted by the international community complementing the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


Arlinghaus, R., Cooke, S. J., & Cowx, I. G. (2010). Providing context to the global code of practice for recreational fisheries. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 17(2), 146-156.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jan 19, 2010
Publication Date 2010-04
Print ISSN 0969-997x
Electronic ISSN 1365-2400
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 2
Pages 146-156
Keywords Angler; Angling; Code of conduct; Fish welfare; Sustainable fisheries management
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