R. L. Self

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...