Hartmann, A. Rucker
Southern California partyboat angler survey.
Long Beach, CA,
California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region,
(Marine Resources Administrative Report, 80-7)
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.)
Monograph or Serial Issue
||Southern California partyboat angler survey
|Hartmann, A. Rucker|
||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
||Fish identification, anglers, recreational fishing
||14 Jul 2007 15:04
||29 Sep 2011 22:41
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