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Further appraisal of the bass fishery 1992 - MF0116

R&D Summary objectives:- Conduct a survey of the present structure, yields and economics of the recreational and commercial Bass fisheries. Key customer purpose:- Assess the effect of management measures (minimum landing size, minimum mesh size, closed nursery areas ) introduced by MAFF to the Bass fishery in 1990.
1. To generate on estimate of the total quantity of bass caught by recreational fisherman in 1992. 2. To generate an estimate of the total numbers of people who fished recreationally for bass during 1992. 3. To produce detailed data on various aspects of bass angling activities, based on drawing a substantial sample of current and lapsed anglers from a suitable data base. 4. To incorporate results into the main body of the Further Appraisal of the Bass Fishery, so as to enable the fulfilment of objectives concerning the structure, yields and economics of the fishery,thereby permitting an assessment to be made of the effects of management measures introduced in 1990.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1991

To: 1994

Cost: £84,547
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Portsmouth University, Economic Departme
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Assessment              
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Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries