Latest AFS Publications

The Science Framework for Implementing the Fisheries Protection Provisions of Canada’s Fisheries Act

Jake Rice, Michael J. Bradford, Keith D. Clarke, Marten A. Koops, Robert G. Randall, and Roger Wysocki ABSTRACT: In 2012, Canada’s Fisheries Act was amended. New fisheries protection provisions provide for the sustainability and ongoing productivity of commercial, recreational, and Aboriginal fisheries. These provisions replace previous provisions that focused on fish habitats, and concerns have... Read More

The Great Lakes Charter Fishing Industry: 2002 to 2011

ABSTRACT: We compare results of Great Lakes charter captain surveys from 2002 and 2011. Charter trips declined 27%, from over 103,000 in 2002 to less than 76,000 in 2011. Revenues between the two years fell 24%, from US$48.0 million to $36.4 million, after values were adjusted for inflation. An estimated 1,696 captains operated as a small... Read More

Factors Influencing Charter Fishing Effort Trends in Lake Huron

ABSTRACT: From 2002 to 2011, the number of charter fishing trips in Michigan waters of Lake Huron declined by 51%. Declines in catch rates, rising gasoline prices, and the economic downturn have been suggested as possible reasons for this decline. To better understand the relative importance of these factors, five catch-based and six economic variables... Read More

The North Carolina Charter Boat Fishery Changing With the Times: a Comparative Analysis of the Catch Composition (1978 and 2007-2008)

ABSTRACT: The North Carolina charter boat fishery was surveyed in 1978  and provided a comprehensive assessment of the species catch composition and economic impacts. This fishery was surveyed again in 2007–2008 to provide a more recent representation of the effects and impacts on tourism and coastal fish populations. We analyzed and compared the species catch... Read More

Cambios en el tiempo de la pesquería con botes de alquiler en Carolina del Norte: un análisis comparativo de la composición de la captura (1978 y 2007-2008)

RESUMEN: En 1978  realizaron un estudio de la pesquería de botes de alquiler en Carolina del Norte, en el que se brinda una evaluación sistemática de la composición por especies de la captura y sus impactos económicos. Esta pesquería fue estudiada nuevamente en 2008-2008 con el fin de tener una representación más reciente de los... Read More

Reservoir Rehabilitations: Seeking the Fountain of Youth

Aging of reservoirs alters the functions, and associated services, of these systems through time. The goal of habitat rehabilitation is often to alter the trajectory of the aging process such that the duration of the desired state is prolonged. There are two important characteristics in alteration of the trajectory—the amplitude relative to current state and... Read More