Recruiting new anglers: driving forces, constraints and examples of success

Wightman, Richard, Sutton, Stephen, Matthews, Bruce E., Gillis, Kirk, Colman, Jonathan, and Samuelson, Jan-Rune (2008) Recruiting new anglers: driving forces, constraints and examples of success. In: Aas, Oystein, (ed.) Global Challenges in Recreational Fishing. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 303-323.

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We examine why fishery managers could be more proactive in increasing participation in angling, irrespective of local trends in participation. A brief review shows that in addition to the significant personal benefits from going fishing, there can be important benefits to broader society and the environment. A similarly brief review of the barriers preventing some people from going fishing shows similarities between countries, but also a level of difference that dictates local market information and tailored programmes in addressing them to be necessary.

From the three case studies featured we found that locally configured programmes are effective in delivering increased recruitment, cultural integration and social inclusion. However, it is also clear that, to maximize the benefits accruing, there is a need for fisheries researchers and managers to integrate their fish - and fishing-based knowledge with that from socially facing sciences.

Item ID: 7354
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-5657-8
Keywords: recreational fishing; recruitment; fisheries management; social science
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Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 05:38
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 40%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 20%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830201 Fisheries Recreational @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960606 Rights to Environmental and Natural Resources (excl. Water Allocation) @ 50%
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