Ethnicity

Freshwater fishing participation patterns of racial and ethnic groups in Texas.

Author: 
Hunt, K.M., &Ditton, R.B.
Date: 
2002
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North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 22, 52-65.

The goal of this paper was to understand differences in the recreational fishing behavior of African-American, Mexican-American, and Anglo anglers in Texas. Hypotheses about different behaviors in recreational fishing were generated from documented differences in the cultural patterns of these groups as well as alternative theories of outdoor recreation behavior. Data from four Texas statewide angler surveys were used to test hypotheses. Twelve measures of participation were identified as subject to racial and ethnic differentiation.

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Perceived benefits of recreational fishing to Hispanic-American and Anglo anglers

Author: 
Hunt, K. M. and Ditton, R.B.
Date: 
2001
Journal: 
Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 6:153–172

Based on cultural differences we expected Hispanic-American and Anglo males would differ on the importance placed on five constructs related to the perceived benefits of recreational fishing: escaping individual stressors, the importance of others, being in a natural environment, interacting with fish, and achievement. Thirteen experience preference items were grouped into five measurement scales to measure perceived benefits of recreational fishing. Only four constructs were measurable. The "importance of others" scale was not reliable enough for statistical testing.

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Untangling the Line: Constraints to Fishing Participation in Communities of Color

Author: 
Schroeder, S.A., Nemeth, M.L., Sigurdson, R.E. and Walsh, R.J.
Date: 
2008
Journal: 
American Fisheries Society Symposium 67, 2008, 1-15
Publisher: 
American Fisheries Society

In urban environments, participation in angling and other outdoor recreation activities has been declining. A range of factors including an aging populace, immigration, and busy lifestyles, may contribute to decreased angling participation in these urban centers. During the last 30 years the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (USA) metropolitan area has had growing populations of African Americans, Asians, Chicano/Latinos, and individuals from other communities of color. It is important to understand how changing demographics may affect urban angling participation.

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