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Angling activity of urban youth: factors associated with fishing in a metropolitan context

Author: 
Dargitz, R.E.
Date: 
1988
Journal: 
Journal of Leisure Research, 20(3), 192-207.

Findings report that urban youth who lived with adults that fished were significantly more likely to be involved with fishing. The study also found that young anglers reported that they enjoyed angling more so that those who fished without adult anglers in the home.

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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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