Holland, Stephen M. and Ditton , Robert B. and Gill , Duane A. (1992) The U.S. Gulf of Mexico Charter Boat Industry: Activity Centers, Species Targeted, and Fisheries Management Opinions. Marine Fisheries Review, 54(2), pp. 21-27.
The charter boat industry in U. S. Gulf of Mexico provides access to offshore fishing opportunities for about 570,000 passengers per year on 971 boats. A 25% random sample of charter boat operators was interviewed during 1987-88 to determine species targeted, percent time committed to targeting each species, and reactions to existing catch restrictions. Three-fourths of the charter boat fleet was in Florida, 13% in Texas, 5% in Louisiana, 4% in Alabama, and 2% in Mississippi. Responses were diverse regarding species focus within the region. Species of dominant importance included groupers, Epinephelus sp. and Mycteroperca sp. (Fla.); snapper, Lutjanus campechanus (Ala., Fla., Miss., and La.); king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla (Miss., Tex., Ala. and Fla.); spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus (Tex. and La.); and red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus (Tex. and La). Catch restrictions were generally supported with higher levels of opposition to restricted high effort fish and/or one fish or closed fishery limits.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||The U.S. Gulf of Mexico Charter Boat Industry: Activity Centers, Species Targeted, and Fisheries Management Opinions|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Holland, Stephen M.|
|Ditton , Robert B.|
|Gill , Duane A.|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Marine Fisheries Review|
|Page Range: ||pp. 21-27|
|Issuing Agency: ||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Item ID: ||9897|
|Depositing User: ||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited: ||20 Aug 2012 14:36|
|Last Modified: ||20 Aug 2012 14:36|
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