Catching Fish

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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Saltwater sportfishing for food or income in the Northeastern US:Statistical estimates and policy implications

Author: 
Steinback, S., Wallmo, K. and Clay, P.
Date: 
2009
Journal: 
Marine Policy, 33, 49-57

In the Northeast US fishery managers have attempted to control marine recreational fishing mortality through annual adjustments to the number and/or size of fish that can be kept. These measures, with a few exceptions, have generally failed to prevent recreational fishing mortality rates from exceeding annual target levels. In this study, we show that one of the reasons why keep limits may have failed is that a substantial number of anglers obtain little value from being able to keep self-caught fish.

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The importance of catch motives to recreational anglers: The effects of catch satiation and deprivation

Author: 
Finn, K.L. and Loomis, D.K.
Date: 
2001
Journal: 
Human Dimensions of Wildlife

Motivation theory suggests that if anglers fail to catch the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer to catch, they will experience the condition of catch-deprivation. Similarly, if anglers succeed in catching the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer to catch, they will experience the condition of catch-satiation. It was hypothesized that the importance trout anglers attach to catching the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer will increase as the level of catch-deprivation increases.

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