Wine, Vickie L.
Southern California pier fishermen: how familiar are they with the sport fishing regulations?
Long Beach, CA,
California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region,
(Marine Resources Administrative Report, 80-2)
Anglers frequently violate sport fishing regulations out
of ignorance, by mistake, or by deliberate action. To
determine whether unfamiliarity with the regulations plays
a major part in this problem, we asked pier fishermen a
series of questions which tested their knowledge of the
We discovered that on any given weekday, only 7% of the
anglers on a pier kept a copy of the regulations with
them for reference. The remaining fishermen had to depend
upon memory for the rules; however, only 31% of the anglers
knew three or more of those rules.
Pier anglers are not well-enough informed to follow the
size limit regulations. However, anglers on piers do not
often catch size-regulated fish . Unless these anglers
engage in another type of fishing (such as from a boat)
they will not significantly detract from the success of
fishery management programs for size-regulated fish species. (8pp.)
Monograph or Serial Issue
||Southern California pier fishermen: how familiar are they with the sport fishing regulations?
|Wine, Vickie L.|
||Marine Resources Administrative Report
||California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
|Place of Publication:
||Long Beach, CA
||California Department of Fish and Game
|| recreational fishing, fish size, anglers, regulations
||15 Jul 2007 13:46
||29 Sep 2011 22:40
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