[Coral-List] sport fishing restrictions - suggestions

Alice Grainger alicetgrainger at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 12:29:48 EST 2013

Dear All,
I know this is slightly off-topic, but involving sport fishermen in
conservation and monitoring efforts (tagging, data collection etc) can be
extremely useful. This involvement also engages sport-fishers who may feel
marginalised or targeted by the conservation community.
I wonder if something like this kind of stakeholder engagement could ever
be built into legislation.
Very best,

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Shortfin Mako Shark <
shortfin_mako_shark at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Nicole:
> I too would be very interested in responses from the group. As you
> probably already know, recreational/spot anglers are loosely regulated in
> the United States and other geographical locations. In general, there are
> no biding regulations and policies in the U.S.
> Historically, the basic approach has been to collect voluntary
> information through phone and face-to-face interviews. I and others have
> published articles using this type of information. Basically, the only
> requirement for recreational fishermen in the U.S is to purchase a
> saltwater fishing license (not every state requires this though) and to
> abide by state and federal bag, size, and seasonal limits. There are also
> a few closed areas in the U.S.. that require anglers to release their catch
> alive. In the last few years the NMFS has also imposed requirements on
> recreational anglers to register fishing tournments and catches of highly
> migratory species (HMS), such as swordfish, billfish, and tuna; HMS anglers
> also need to purchase a permit if they intend to target these species.
> Also, most recreational anglers cannot sell their catch. However, in some
> locations (Hawaii), charter fishermen can sell their catch. Overall, this
> group is mostly un-regulated by state and federal govenment and I
> personally don't see this changing any time soon in the U.S. because some
> believe this might overstep personal rights issues in the U.S; it would
> also take an Act of Congress to make this happen. The current big issue is
> gun contol not fisheries so I don't see anything changing. Many tournaments
> self-impost thier own limits and rules that are usually more conservative
> then state and federal reguations..
> Juan Levesque
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> From: Nicole Cernohorsky <niki4c at gmail.com>
> >To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> >Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:47 AM
> >Subject: [Coral-List] sport fishing restrictions - suggestions
> >
> >Hello,
> >
> >I have been asked to give thoughts and advise on recreational fishing
> >policy/regulations in Lakshadweep Islands in the Indian Ocean.
> >
> >I am wondering if anyone could share their experience with sports-fishing
> >management
> >or direct me to important papers I should read when consulting
> recreational
> >fishing restrictions... the pros and cons of catch and release...etc.
> >
> >If anyone knows of perhaps any Pacific islands that have successfully
> >managed this type of fishery, I would be very grateful if you let me know.
> >
> >
> >Thank you.
> >
> >Nicole Cernohorsky
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