Southern California private-boat sport fishermen: how familiar are they with the sport fishing regulations?

Wine, Vickie L. (1980) Southern California private-boat sport fishermen: how familiar are they with the sport fishing regulations? Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 80-4)

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Abstract

Anglers frequently violate sport fishing regulations out of ignorance, by mistake, or by deliberate action. To determine whether unfamiliarity with the regulations plays a major part in this problem, we asked anglers on privately-owned, trailerable boats at launch ramps and boat hoists a series of questions which tested their knowledge of the regulations. We found that on any winter weekend about 30% of the anglers on private-boats knew none of the size limits, 50% knew at least three of the six size limits, and 4% knew all of the size limits. Only about 25% of the anglers kept a copy of the regulations on their boats for reference when fishing. The results of the survey indicate that greater effort must be expended to familiarize sport fishermen with the fishing regulations. (9pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California private-boat sport fishermen: how familiar are they with the sport fishing regulations?
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CreatorsEmail
Wine, Vickie L.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 80-4
Date: 1980
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
Place of Publication: Long Beach, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Uncontrolled Keywords: recreational fishing, fish size, anglers, regulations
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 10
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2007 13:43
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:40
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/10

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