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A Questionnaire Survey of Vancouver Island Steelhead Anglers' Opinions and Preferences on Management Issues Hooton, R.S.
1985
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Abstract: A questionnaire, which was mailed to a systematic sample of every second Vancouver Island steelhead trout angler was used to evaluate their preferences for fishery management policies. The main objective was to assess angler attitudes toward augmenting steelhead production by stocking hatchery fish, and to develop recommendations for incorporation into a steelhead management plan for Vancouver Island. A total of 1693 completed forms out of 3068 (62%) were returned. Most Vancouver Island steelhead anglers had fished for five years or less, fished only during winter months, and failed to catch a steelhead. Years fished, days fished, and catch were highly variable and not correlated. A small proportion of anglers accounted for a large proportion of the steelhead catch. Lists of favourite streams, most fished streams, and streams most preferred for stocking were similar. Anglers belonging to a fishing club or society comprised 17% of the sample and some significant differences were apparent in the behaviour, expe
 
Hooton, R.S.. 1985. A Questionnaire Survey of Vancouver Island Steelhead Anglers' Opinions and Preferences on Management Issues. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Management Report. FMR84
 
Topic: Conservation + Mgmt (Wildlife, Fish, Plant)
Keywords: steelhead, angler, survey, fishery, sport, hatchery, Campbell River, Quinsam River, Vancouver Island, management
ISSN: 0705-5390 Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss
ISBN: 0-7726-0408-8 English Name: Rainbow Trout
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