CATCH Conference – “Sustainable Coastal Angling – A development Chance for the South Baltic Region”

The CATCH Conference “Sustainable Coastal Angling – A development Chance for the South Baltic Region” was held on 5-6 April in Dźwirzyno, Poland.

Gordon P. Hendriks guideded the participants through three sessions with international speakers sharing their knowledge about:
1. Why is sustainability so important in coastal angling? – An environmental context.
2. How can coastal angling tourism contribute to the South Baltic Region development in a social aspect?
3. How to successfully promote coastal angling services in the South Baltic Region? -Business and Public Policy

Parallel workshops offered the opportunity to learn fly fishing or to gain insights into recreational fishing for young people in different countries.
field trip on Saturday introduced participants to the activities of local fishing guards and included a visit to a hydroelectric power plant. The field trip was free of charge, a lunch box was included.

Participants of the conference were invited to present posters with reference to the conference topics in a poster session.

CCB Fisheries Policy Officer attended the event and talked about “Recreational Fisheries in the Baltic region”.

More presentations, pictures and a short report are available here.
The Agenda is available here.

A multilingual information platform for anglers, tourists, stakeholders and service providers is available at this link: www.fishingsouthbaltic.eu.