The IGFA hosted the 5th World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC) at its headquarters November 10-12, 2018. Chaired by IGFA Conservation Director Jason Schratwieser, the 5th WRFC marked the first time the conference was held in the United States. The conference’s theme was “The Angler in the Environment” and expanded on topics brought forward by previous WRFC’s. The 5th WRFC was attended by over 200 individuals from 20 different countries. Proceedings from the conference were published in the book “The Angler in the Environment: Social, Economic, Biological, and Ethical Dimensions”.