Southern California partyboat angler survey

Hartmann, A. Rucker (1980) Southern California partyboat angler survey. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 80-7)

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Previous studies suggest that ocean anglers are unable to identify many common marine fishes and that they frequently use nondesignated common names for those fishes with which they are familiar. This paper discusses the ability of the anglers and crew aboard commercial passenger fishing vessels (CPFV) to identify 22 fishes caught off southern California and relates this ability to fishing experience and frequency. Implications to resource management are also discussed. Most CPFV anglers were inexperienced and could identify only a few of the species. However, as experience increased, the scores improved. Vessel crew members scored higher than the most experienced anglers. The inability of anglers to identify marine fishes and the widespread use of nondesignated and often confusing common names help to explain why some fishery management regulations of the California Department of Fish and Game are relatively ineffective. (37pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California partyboat angler survey
Personal Creator/Author:
Hartmann, A. Rucker
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 80-7
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: Fish identification, anglers, recreational fishing
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 16
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2007 15:04
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:41

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