Southern California marine sport fishing from privately-owned boats; Catch and effort for January-March 1981

Wine, Vickie and Racine, Denyse (1981) Southern California marine sport fishing from privately-owned boats; Catch and effort for January-March 1981. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 81-6)

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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 1981, 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 139,000 organisms were landed by 45,000 anglers and 1,900 divers. The major components of the catch were Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus, 29,000 landed; white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus, 27,000 landed; and Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis, 13,000 landed. These three species comprised one-half of the total catch. Anglers' compliance with size limit regulations was variable. Approximately 87% of all measured bass, Paralabrax spp., were legal size, but only 60% of the California halibut, Paralichthys californicus, were legal size. Divers showed much better compliance with the size limit regulations: 96% of all red abalone, Haliotis rufescens, were legal size. (Document has 24 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California marine sport fishing from privately-owned boats; Catch and effort for January-March 1981
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Wine, Vickie
Racine, Denyse
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 81-6
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
Additional Information: 24pp.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pacific mackerel; Scomber japonicus; white croaker; Genyonemus lineatus; Pacific bonito; Sarda chiliensis; California halibut; Paralichthys californicus; red abalone; Haliotis rufescens
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 459
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2007 16:07
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:01
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/459

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