Understanding the complexity of catch and release in recreational fishing: an integrative synthesis of global knowledge from historical, ethical social and biological perspectives

Arlinghaus, Robert, Cooke, Steven J., Lyman, Jon, Policansky, David, Schwab, Alexander, Suski, Cory, Sutton, Stephen G., and Thorstad, Eva B. (2007) Understanding the complexity of catch and release in recreational fishing: an integrative synthesis of global knowledge from historical, ethical social and biological perspectives. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 15 (1 & 2). pp. 75-167.

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Abstract

Most research on catch-and-release (C&R) in recreational fishing has been conducted from a disciplinary angle focusing on the biological sciences and the study of hooking mortality after release. This hampers understanding of the complex and multifaceted nature of C&R. In the present synopsis, we develop an integrative perspective on C&R by drawing on historical, philosophical, socio-psychological, biological, and managerial insights and perspectives. Such a perspective is helpful for a variety of reasons, such as 1) improving the science supporting successful fisheries management and conservation, 2) facilitating dialogue between managers, anglers, and other stakeholders, 3) minimizing conflict potentials, and 4) paving the path toward sustainable recreational fisheries management. The present work highlights the array of cultural, institutional, psychological, and biological factors and dimensions involved in C&R. Progress toward successful treatment of C&R might be enhanced by acknowledging the complexity inherent in C&R recreational fishing.

Item ID: 2907
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: global knowledge; historic perpectives; biological perspectives; angling; animal welfare; catch-and-release; environmental ethics; fishery management; hooking mortality; history; human dimensions; sublethal effects; recreational fishing; philosophy
ISSN: 1547-6553
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2009 23:11
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 60%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070402 Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment @ 20%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830201 Fisheries Recreational @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 10%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950103 Recreation @ 40%
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