Southern California marine sport fishing from privately owned boats: catch and effort for January-March 1982

Ono, David S. (1982) Southern California marine sport fishing from privately owned boats: catch and effort for January-March 1982. Santa Barbara, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 82-12)

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Abstract

The catch landed and effort expended by private-boat sport fishermen were studied in southern California between January and March 1982, 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 155,000 organisms were landed by 52,000 anglers and 2,400 divers. The two major components of the catch were white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus, 44,000 landed and Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus, 23,000 landed. Together these two species made up over a third of the estimated southern California sport catch. Angler compliance with size limit regulations was generally favorable. Ninety-one percent of all basses, Paralabrax spp., examined were of legal size, as were 73% of the California halibut, Paralichthys californicus. A 24-inch (fork length) size limit was imposed upon Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis, as of March 1, 1982; none of the 399 bonito measured in March were of legal size. (31pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California marine sport fishing from privately owned boats: catch and effort for January-March 1982
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Ono, David S.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 82-12
Date: 1982
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
Place of Publication: Santa Barbara, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Uncontrolled Keywords: white croaker; Genyonemus lineatus; Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus; bass; Paralabrax spp.; California halibut; Paralichthys californicus; Pacific bonito; Sarda chiliensis
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 308
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2007 20:08
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 15:34
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/308

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