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Profile of recreational anglers visiting Rottnest Island, Southwestern Australia

Beckley, L.E. (2010) Profile of recreational anglers visiting Rottnest Island, Southwestern Australia. Tourism in Marine Environments, 6 (1). pp. 1-10.

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An on-site questionnaire of shore anglers at Rottnest Island revealed that few were day visitors and most were staying in rental accommodation on their annual holiday to the island. Though most people fished near the settlement area, angling was recorded at many other localities around the island. Most respondents were male, from the Perth metropolitan area (particularly the higher income coastal suburbs), and, in the previous year, had fished at the island on <5 days. Though there is a summer peak in island visitation, more anglers were encountered in winter than summer. This angler profile information was incorporated a priori into the temporal and spatial stratification of a subsequent recreational angling total catch and effort survey.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Cognizant Communication Corp
Copyright: © 2009 Cognizant Comm. Corp
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