Understanding saltwater angler preferences, motivations, and satisfaction levels can assist recreational fisheries managers in providing high-quality fishing experiences for their constituents. To better understand the relationship between anglers’ motivations, preferences, and satisfaction with fisheries management and any regional differences that may exist, the National Marine Fisheries Service implemented a mail survey using a large national sample of saltwater recreational anglers. The survey collected information about….Read more
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Pet Project or Best Project? Online Decision Support Tools for Prioritizing Barrier Removals in the Great Lakes and Beyond
Structures that block movement of fish through river networks are built to serve a variety of societal needs, including transportation, hydroelectric power, and exclusion of exotic species. Due to their abundance, road crossings and dams reduce the amount of habitat available to fish that migrate from the sea or lakes into rivers to breed. The benefits to fish of removing any particular barrier depends on its location within the river network, its passability to fish, and the relative position….Read more
This site is a companion for the AFS book Standard Methods for Sampling North American Freshwater Fishes. Increasingly biologists are adopting these methods so they will be able to compare their data to those collected by other organizations, in other regions, or across time. Read more information about standard sampling in general and how these techniques were developed; comment on specific techniques so those working on future editions can incorporate your ideas; compare your fish data to North American, ecoregion, state, and provincial averages and percentiles; and catch up on the latest research on the validation or “ground truthing” of specific standard methods.