Mason, Janet E. (1995) Species Trends in Sport Fisheries, Monterey Bay, Calif., 1959-86. Marine Fisheries Review, 57(1), pp. 1-16.
Three surveys spanning 28 years were examined for changes in species caught by recreational fishermen from small boats (skiffs) and commercial passenger fishing vessels (CPFV's) in California's Monterey Bay region. As fishing effort increased, the catch of certain nearshore species of rockfish, Sebastes spp., declined. CPFV fishing was conducted farther from port and in deeper water to compensate for declining abundance while most skiffs remained in traditional areas close to port. The trend toward deeper water CPFV fishing has been interrupted only temporarily by increased availability of nearshore species. Life history characteristics of rockfish including residential behavior, variable recruitment, and natural longevity contribute to a vulnerability to localized overfishing for several species.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Species Trends in Sport Fisheries, Monterey Bay, Calif., 1959-86|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Mason, Janet E.|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Marine Fisheries Review|
|Page Range: ||pp. 1-16|
|Issuing Agency: ||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Item ID: ||9844|
|Depositing User: ||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited: ||16 Aug 2012 16:19|
|Last Modified: ||16 Aug 2012 16:19|
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