Travel Characteristics of Marine Anglers Using Oil and Gas Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico

Gordon, Jr. , William R. (1993) Travel Characteristics of Marine Anglers Using Oil and Gas Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico. Marine Fisheries Review, 55(1), pp. 25-31.

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Abstract

This study was designed to evaluate the travel characteristics of avid marine anglers off Louisiana in the Central Gulf of Mexico. It focuses on the complex marine travel patterns involving the extensive assemblage of oil and gas structures. In an intercept approach, marine recreationalf isherman were asked to identify near and offshore travel patterns on the day of the interview. Information was also solicited regarding how respondents selected and located fishing destinations as well as what method of fishing was undertaken that day. Petroleum platforms were a principal fishing destination, and platform anglers traveled an average distance of 75.5 km (40.7 n.mi.) to and from offshore fishing locations. In fishing an average of 6.5 platforms per trip, these anglers traveled about 21.3 km (11.5 n.mi.) between the first and last platform visited. Mean total distances for platform anglers were 96 km (51.8 n.mi). Travel distances for bay, nearshore, and bluewater anglers were also obtained.

Item Type: Article
Title: Travel Characteristics of Marine Anglers Using Oil and Gas Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico
Personal Creator/Author:
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Gordon, Jr. , William R.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 55
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 25-31
Date: 1993
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9885
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 20:37
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 20:37
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9885

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