Robert I. Southwick

Sportfishing Promotion Council: A Model of Successful Public-Private Sector Outreach Partnerships

Recreational fishing has been on a decline. This can be attributed to various reasons such as increasing numbers of single parent families, increased urbanization, and less leisure time. To help reverse this trend, the Sportfishing Promotion Council (SPC) is combining the marketing expertise of industry with the fishery management expertise of agencies into state-level partnerships that are successfully introducing more people to fishing and teaching about the conservation needs of aquatic habitats. Through programs such as youth fishing derbies, toll-free telephone systems, and mass media...

Year
1994

Economic Impacts of Hunting in the Southeast

Hunting is a popular and traditional pastime. However, natural resource managers are increasingly called upon to defend the use of hunting as a wildlife management tool and as a source of public recreation. The purpose of this study was to produce economic information to help resource managers and the public gain a better understanding of the economic contributions of hunting, to justify conservation and management expenditures, and help shape beneficial regulatory actions. My data show hunters spent $5.07 billion in the southeastern states in 1991 and jobs supported by hunting per state...

Year
1994