The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation identifies fishing as one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United States.

As many as 33 million people aged 16 or older parti...

November 14, 2012

Many Australians love fishing. More than 3.5 million Australians fish annually for recreation and sport. This means about one in every five Australians enjoy fishing and half of all Australian households own fishing tackle. However, with the enjoyment of a natural reso...

November 1, 2012

Licensing of fishers is a key strategy used in the management of many recreational fisheries worldwide. Contact details collected through the licence application process provides a database which can be made available for research and education as well as enabling esti...

September 28, 2012

What makes recreational fishing so addictive? Catching fish can be a lot of fun, but research indicates that for most Australians it doesn’t explain the whole story.

A number of studies from around Australia have looked at what motivates us to go fishing, and found that...

You only have to look at the circus at any boat ramp in Portland during tuna season to know that game fishing is worth big money to coastal communities. But putting an exact dollar figure on it can be tricky. This study estimated the economic value of recreational game...

This report summarises the key results from the 2010 Statewide Recreational Fishing Survey. It includes detailed information on how many Queenslanders fished recreationally, where they fished and what they caught. Information on boat ownership and fishing and diving cl...

July 2, 2012

On behalf of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Australian Survey Research (ASR) conducted a survey of recreational fishing license holders in Victoria. The focus of the survey was improving inland recreational fishing and habitats.

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The value of recreational fishing extends far beyond the money handed over the counter when you buy a new reel... The immense feeling of wellbeing after a big day on the water... The social connections after a weekend fishing with mates. But how can we measure these be...

October 3, 2011

There are a large number of Australians who fish recreationally. With the Australian community being an important stakeholder for organisations like Fisheries Research and Development Corporation(FRDC), it is important to examine the level of engagement it has with the...

September 5, 2011

The Sustainable Economy Program aims to identify options for Australia to flourish while bringing our economy within environmental limits. Australia has tremendous opportunity to leverage our natural resources and skills in innovation to build a fair, sustainable and p...

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Recfishing Research Executive Officer
Owen Li

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