Motivations

Fishing in the neighborhood: Understanding motivations and constraints for angling among Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota Metro residents

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Schroeder, S.A., Fulton, D.C., Nemeth, M.L., Sigurdson, R.E. and Walsh, R.J.
Date: 
2008
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American Fisheries Society Symposium

Fishing license sales are stagnant in Minnesota and declining in many states. It is important to understand what motivates and constrains people’s fishing participation. In 2005, we mailed surveys to 900 male and 900 female residents of the Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota (USA) metropolitan area to determine attitudes and beliefs about outdoor recreation and fishing. Based on survey responses from 39.3% of the sample, we examined factors that motivate and constrain fishing among urban and suburban residents.

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He Said, She Said: Gender and Angling Specialization, Motivations, Ethics, and Behaviors

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Schroeder, S, Fulton, D, Currie, T and Goeman
Date: 
2006
Journal: 
Human Dimensions of Wildlife

This article compares male and female anglers' motivations and ethics for recreational fishing. Results are derived from a 2000–2001 survey of Minnesota anglers. Men reported higher involvement in fishing than women did. Women rated motivations related to catching fish for food higher than men did. Men rated developing skills and catching trophy fish higher than women did. Men agreed more with ethics related to catch-and-release fishing. Opinions about regulations and actual fishing behavior reflected each gender's motivations and ethics.

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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
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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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