New York Sea Grant Releases Strategies Report for Hooking More Anglers|
New York Sea Grant has released a new Sportfishing Fact Sheet and a report suggesting ³Strategies for Increasing Sportfishing Participation in New York¹s Great Lakes Region.²
Sea Grant and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry conducted a two-year study to identify the factors influencing angling participation in three life stages groups: children, adolescents and adults.
After analyzing survey and interview data from anglers, Coastal Tourism Specialist Diane Kuehn (who is also an Assistant Professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse) organized two focus groups comprised of anglers, coastal business owners, and government agency staff that worked together to identify forty-four different options for increasing angling participation.
Highlights of the Sportfishing Fact Sheet and Strategies for Increasing Sportfishing Participation report include:
Sportfishing: A study of gender and life stage along New York's eastern Lake Ontario coast and the Strategies report are online at www.nysgtourism.org (go to Newsletters & Publications, then go to Sportfishing). To request a free printed copy, contact New York Sea Grant, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126, 315-312-3042, SGOswego@cornell.edu.
Source: NY Sea Grant