Southern California marine sport fishing from privately-owned boats: Catch and effort for April-June 1981

Wine, Vickie L. and Ono, David (1981) Southern California marine sport fishing from privately-owned boats: Catch and effort for April-June 1981. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 81-8)

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Abstract

The catch landed and effort expended by private-boat sport fishermen were studied in southern California between April and June 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 310,000 organisms were landed by 106,000 anglers and 4,000 divers (more than twice the catch and effort estimated for the previous 3-month period). The major components of the catch were Pacific mackerel, Scomber japonicus, 63,000 landed; bass, Paralabrax spp., 61,000 landed; white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus, 52,000 landed, and Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis, 35,000 landed. These species contributed 70% of the total catch. Anglers' compliance with size limit regulations was variable. Approximately 89% of all measured bass were legal size. The proportion of legal size California halibut, Paralichthys californicus, rose from 60% last quarter to 79% this quarter. However, the percent of legal size California barracuda, Sphyraena argentea, was very low, 58%. Divers' compliance with minimum size limits dropped slightly: abalone, Haliotis spp., averaged 89% legal. (Document has 31 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Southern California marine sport fishing from privately-owned boats: Catch and effort for April-June 1981
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Wine, Vickie L.
Ono, David
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 81-8
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: 31pp.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pacific mackerel; Scomber japonicus; bass; Paralabrax spp.; white croaker; Genyonemus lineatus; Pacific bonito; Sarda chiliensis; California halibut; Paralichthys californicus; California barracuda; Sphyraena argentea; abalone; Haliotis spp.
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 460
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2007 16:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:01
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/460

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