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Survey of non-charter boat recreational fishing in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Bulletin of Marine Science

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Abstract

A telephone survey was conducted by the U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife from July- September 1986 to evaluate the efficacy of telephone surveys as a sampling technique for obtaining reliable fisheries data, and to collect fisheries data for the recreational non-charter boat fishery around the Virgin Islands. Results suggest that telephone surveys by themselves may provide biased data on recreational fishing in the Virgin Islands. Additional methods, such as mail surveys and limited creel surveys could be used to supplement the fisheries data gathered through telephone surveys. The results of this survey indicate that during the mid 1980s 10.8% of the residents of the Virgin Islands ( similar to 10,800) fished recreationally (i.e., non-charter boat anglers). These anglers made modest demands of the resources (effort: 19,200 manhours/yr;

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Survey of non-charter boat recreational fishing in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Series title:
Bulletin of Marine Science
Volume
50
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 342-351
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
342
Last page:
351
Number of Pages:
10