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

Ono, David S. and Wolf, Patricia (1986) Southern California marine sport fishing from privately owned boats: catch and effort for October-December 1982. Santa Barbara, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 86-2)

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Abstract

The catch landed and effort expended by private-boat sport fishermen were studied in southern California marine waters between October and December 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 157,000 organisms were landed by 57,700 anglers and 4800 divers. The major components of the angler catch were Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus (28,700 estimated catch): white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus (24,000 estimated catch); and Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis (16,700 estimated catch). These three species represented almost half the total estimated angler catch. Rockfishes, Sebastes spp: were a major catch component; the 35 rockfish species landed made up 24% of the estimated catch. Divers landed an estimated 14,700 fishes and invertebrates. Chief among these were abalone, Haliotis spp. (4200 estimated catch); rock scallop, Hinnites rugosus (3600 estimated catch); and California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus (2500 estimated catch). Angler and diver compliance with size-limit regulations was generally favorable, with diver compliance being particularly scrupulous, especially with invertebrate species. The compliance rate for California halibut, Paralichthys californicus, showed a drop from the previous quarter (July - September 1982) from 70 to 59% legal. During the same time period, size-limit compliance rose from 4 to 20% for Pacific bonito, a species with a tolerance allowing the take of some under-sized fish. (28p.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California marine sport fishing from privately owned boats: catch and effort for October-December 1982
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Ono, David S.
Wolf, Patricia
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 86-2
Date: 1986
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: Pacific mackerel; Scomber japonicus; white croaker; Genyonemus lineatus; Pacific bonito; Sarda chiliensis; Rockfishes; Sebastes spp; abalone; Haliotis spp.; rock scallop; Hinnites rugosus; California spiny lobster; Panulirus interruptus; California halibut; Paralichthys californicus
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 330
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007 14:16
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:13
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/330

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