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Profile of Recreational Anglers Visiting Rottnest Island, Southwestern Australia

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Abstract:

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.

Keywords: ATTITUDES; DEMOGRAPHICS; EXPENDITURE; USAGE PATTERNS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3727/154427309X12602327200181

Publication date: February 1, 2010

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  • Tourism in Marine Environments is an interdisciplinary journal dealing with a variety of management issues in marine settings. It is a scientific journal that draws upon the expertise of academics and practitioners from various disciplines related to the marine environment, including tourism, marine science, geography, social sciences, psychology, environmental studies, economics, marketing, and many more.
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