C. Wade Bales

Human Dimensions Research and Programmatic Planning for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Freshwater Fisheries Section: A Case History

This paper demonstrates the applicability of human dimensions research to the development of programmatic priorities and strategies for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Freshwater Fisheries (FWF) Section. Responsive Management (RM), a Virginia-based research firm specializing in public attitudes toward natural resources, conducted telephone surveys in 1998, 2002, and 2004 of South Carolina residents and licensed anglers to examine their attitudes and opinions toward fishing, fisheries management, aquatic resources, and various programs of the SCDNR. Survey...

Year
2004

Evaluation of Angler Fish Consumption After a Health Advisory on Lake Hartwell, Georgia and South Carolina

A roving creel survey was conducted on Lake Hartwell, Georgia and South Carolina, in 1992 to evaluate spatial and temporal differences in anglers' awareness of a fish consumption advisory and their fish consumption habits. A higher percentage of Georgia residents were interviewed in areas of Lake Hartwell that included large proportions of the Georgia shoreline. The frequencies of anglers that ate fish they caught from Lake Hartwell and percentages of anglers not aware of the current health advisory were generally higher in these areas. Mean per capita fish consumption estimates were...

Year
1993