2010

Angling, navigation and recreation: East of England 2010

Author: 
Bax, J.
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Bristol: Environment Agency

A summary of recent initiatives in angling, navigation and recreation led by the Environment Agency in the Anglia region of England.

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Arkansas urban resident fishing site preferences, catch related attitudes and satisfaction

Author: 
Hutt, C.P. And Neal, J.W.
Date: 
3/24/2010
Journal: 
Human Dimensions of Wildlife

Declines in recreational fishing participation, underrepresentation of non-whites among the angling population, and increased urban immigration and sprawl has prompted the development of urban fishing programs. This study sought to develop profiles of anglers living within urban areas located throughout the state of Arkansas. We separated anglers based on the percentage of their fishing effort that was spent within their city of residence. Anglers that predominately fished urban waters were 34% more likely to be non-white than anglers that fished rural waters exclusively.

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Examining changes in participation in recreational fisheries in England and Wales.

Author: 
Aprahamian, M.W., Hickley, P., Shields, B.A. and Mawle, G.
Date: 
2010
Journal: 
Fisheries Management and Ecology, 17(2), 93-105.
Publisher: 
Wiley Online

Inland fisheries in England and Wales have high economic and social values. Managing participation to maximise fishery performance is key to maintaining this status. The capital value of fishing rights for migratory salmonid fisheries is €165 million. Coarse fisheries contribute €1030 million to the economy. The central tenet to increasing participation in recreational salmonid fisheries is that an increase in stock size will result in more anglers accessing the fishery.

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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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The Benefits of Inland Waterways Final Report

Author: 
OGorman et al/Jacobs for DEFRA and the Inland Waterways Advisory Council
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2010

Inland waterways make a valuable contribution to peoples’ quality of life. The benefits they provide are diverse and include transport, recreation opportunities, drainage services, regeneration benefits and non-use values1. The full range of benefits is rarely considered in decisions over the use or development of inland waterways and their surrounding areas; this can result in incorrect or inappropriate decisions being made.

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