Southern California marine sport fishing: Private boat anglers' catch and effort in Los Angeles County, October-December, 1980

Wine, Vickie L. (1981) Southern California marine sport fishing: Private boat anglers' catch and effort in Los Angeles County, October-December, 1980. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 81-2)

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Abstract

The catch landed and effort expended by private-boat sport fishermen was studied in Los Angeles County between October and December 1980, in order to determine the impact of one segment of the sport fishery on local marine resources. Fishermen returning from fishing trips were interviewed at launch ramps, hoists, and boat rental facilities. This report contains quantitative data and statistical estimates of total effort, total catch, catch of preferred species, and length frequencies for those species whose catches are regulated by minimum size limits. An estimated 94,000 organisms were landed by 22,000 anglers and 1,200 divers. The major components of the catch were Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus, 29,000 landed; white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus, 17,500 landed; and Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis, 11,500 landed. These three species comprised two-thirds of the total catch. Anglers' compliance with size limit regulations was variable. Nearly 80% of all measured bass, Paralabrax spp., were legal size, but only 50% of the California halibut, Paralichthys californicus, were legal size. Divers showed much better compliance with the size limit regulations: 96% of all California spiny lobsters, Panulirus interruptus, were legal size. (14pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California marine sport fishing: Private boat anglers' catch and effort in Los Angeles County, October-December, 1980
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Wine, Vickie L.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 81-2
Date: 1981
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: marine species, recreational fishing, fish size, anglers, divers
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 15
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2007 15:08
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:41
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/15

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