British Columbia's freshwater sport fishery, considered by many to be among the finest in the world, presents an almost unlimited number and variety of sport fishing opportunities to angling enthusiasts. In terms of both the recreation afforded British Columbians and the money spent in this province by non-resident anglers, the sport fishery constitutes one of our most valuable recreational resources.
Until recently, good fishing throughout the province was assured with only a modest management effort. Today, however, the inexorable changes associated with economic growth and development are beginning the press heavily on our sport fishing resources. Growth in the population of the province coupled with increased leisure time, income and mobility, together with a rapid increase in the number of visiting fishermen from elsewhere, are increasing the pressure on the resource base. On the other hand, industrial demands for water and other resources, urban growth and pollution are causing increasing damage to some of our most valuable fishing sites. As long as most of the province lay beyong the developed and accesible frontier, deterioration of a few fishing sites could be regarded as an unimportant incident, in the knowledge that many more excellent and largely unexploited opportunities remained. This is no longer the case.
Pearse Bowden Economic Consultants Limited. 1970. The Value of Non-Resident Sport Fishing in British Columbia
Topic: Wildlife-Human Interaction
Keywords: freshwater sport fishery, sport fishing, angling enthusiasts, game fish, non-resident fishing, anglers', fishing experience, non-resident licence sales
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