Preliminary report on the ability of marine recreational fishermen to identify the more commonly caught sportfish

Wine, Vickie L. (1979) Preliminary report on the ability of marine recreational fishermen to identify the more commonly caught sportfish. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 79-14)

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Abstract

Fishermen on piers and privately-owned boats in southern California were surveyed to determine their ability to identify (by common name) 18 of the more commonly caught sportfish. Anglers were shown color photographs of the fish and asked to identify them. Most people were not able to identify more than 5 or 6 species correctly. The number of incorrect responses (calling one species by another's name, or using a non-recommended common name) was not high. Instead, it was the level of non-response (the fisherman had no idea what the species was) that was surprisingly high. The results of the survey indicate that anglers are not familiar with the names of the fish they are most likely to catch. This has serious implications concerning our fishery management programs which depend on anglers' compliance with fishing regulations. The effectiveness of the programs depends in part on anglers being able to recognize regulated species when encountered. (30pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Preliminary report on the ability of marine recreational fishermen to identify the more commonly caught sportfish
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Wine, Vickie L.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 79-14
Date: 1979
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
Place of Publication: Long Beach, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 70
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2007 18:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:37
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/70

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