Richard D. Clark, Jr.

Managing Trends in Angler Consumption in Freshwater Recreational Fisheries

A basic activity of freshwater recreational fisheries management agencies is forecasting societal demand for fisheries resources and producing the necessary supply. Today, potential consumption often exceeds the supply of fisheries of the desired quality. A primary means for enhancing contemporary fisheries management may be to regulate angler consumption. Operations research techniques are well suited for handling the complexities involved with planning multiple action policies for regulating angler consumption. PISCES is a computer simulator of the recreational fisheries management...