Recreational Fishing

2001 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.

Author: 
Department of the Interior and Department of Commerce
Date: 
2002
Publisher: 
Department of the Interior and Department of Commerce

The National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (Survey) has been conducted since 1955 and is one of the oldest and most comprehensive continuing recreation surveys. The purpose of the Survey is to gather information on the number of anglers, hunters, and wildlife-watching participants (formerly known as nonconsumptive wildlife-related participants) in the United States. Information also is collected on how often these recreationists participate and how much they spend on their activities.

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A profile of angling in Scotland

Author: 
Sport Scotland
Date: 
October 2002

This report was prepared by sportscotland’s Research Unit as part of a series of Background Reports to inform the revision of Sport 21, the national strategy for sport in Scotland. It is one of 12 profiles of sports that include information on the organisation of the sport; participation; clubs; and facilities.

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Angling ecotourism: Issues, guidelines and experience from Kamchatka

Author: 
Zwirn, M., Pinsky, M. and Rahr, G.
Date: 
6/1/2005
Journal: 
Journal of Ecotourism

Recreational fishing is an important component of the tourism industry and an important component of regional economies around the world. When angling tourists reach threatened freshwater ecosystems, however, there is a risk of degrading the very fishery and landscapes that attracted them, thwarting long-term economic development prospects and reducing biodiversity.

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Benefits and constraints of outdoor recreation for people with physical disabilities: Inferences from recreational fishing

Author: 
Freudenberg, P. and Arlinghaus, R.
Date: 
12/17/2009
Journal: 
Leisure Sciences

The benefits and constraints to angling participation experienced by recreational anglers with and without disabilities were compared in this study. Data were gathered for 775 angler organization members (n = 347 with disabilities) responding to a mail survey in Germany. Anglers with disabilities were older and more often retired than anglers without disabilities, but there were no differences in angling frequency between angler groups.

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Constraints to sport fishing: implications for fisheries management.

Author: 
Ritter, C. Ditton, R.B., & Riechers, R.K.
Date: 
1992
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Fisheries, 17(4), 16-19.

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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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Global Challenges In Recreational Fisheries

Author: 
Oystein, Aas (ed)
Date: 
2008
Recreational or sports fishing is a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide and in many countries represents an important social and cultural activity. In some regions, it also contributes significant income to tourism and tackle businesses. In addition to its importance from a social and economic standpoint, the impact of recreational fishing on the environment and on food webs can often be substantial. This book represents the major output from the 4th World Recreational Fishing Conference held in Norway in June 2005.

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Measuring angler attitudes toward catch-related aspects of fishing

Author: 
Anderson, D.K., Ditton, R.B. and Hunt, K.M.
Date: 
5/1/2007
Journal: 
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Although activity-general motivations in the context of recreational fishing have received attention previously, the catch-related aspects of recreational fishing are less well understood. Labeled as consumptive orientation, this article seeks to fill a gap in the literature concerning the measurement of these aspects. Based on a modified version of a scale originally developed by Graefe (1980), the authors performed a confirmatory factor analysis on scale responses from a sample of Texas anglers.

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Public attitudes to angling 2005

Author: 
Simpson, D. and Mawle, G.W.
Date: 
2005
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Bristol: Environment Agency
Assesses: (1) the public's attitude towards angling; (2) levels of participation; (3) interest in participation; and (4) factors that would encourage participation. Results are compared with previous surveys.

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Public attitudes to angling 2010

Author: 
Simpson, D. and Mawle, G.W.
Date: 
2010

Angling is a popular activity contributing to the economy of rural areas, and the well-being of society. But how many people in England and Wales are interested in angling? Do teenagers still want to catch real fish ? Over the past decade, annual sales of Environment Agency rod licences for England and Wales have increased by 35 percent, from 1.09 million in 2000/1 to 1.47 million in 2009/10. Does this reflect an increase in the number of anglers or are more anglers buying licences? More importantly, what is the potential to increase the number of anglers and licence sales in the future ?

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