Wine, Vickie L.
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)
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
Monograph or Serial issue
||Southern California private-boat sport fishermen: how familiar are they with the sport fishing regulations?
|Wine, Vickie L.|
||Marine Resources Administrative Report
||California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
|Place of Publication:
||Long Beach, CA
||California Department of Fish and Game
|| recreational fishing, fish size, anglers, regulations
||15 Jul 2007 13:43
||29 Sep 2011 22:40
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