Thomas M. Scott, Jr.

Statistics on the Sport Fishery of the Mobile Delta During the Period of July 1, 1963, to June 30, 1964

The Mobile Delta was described in this study as the water area in Alabama lying between the Mobile Oauseway on the south and Highway 84 bridge on the Tombigbee River near Jackson, Alabama and Choctaw Bluff, Alabama on the Alabama River in Clark County on the north. It consisted of 31,549 acres of waster lying in a land areaapproximate1y 10 by 60 miles. The delta was divided into seven areas for the creel census. A creel census of the sport fishery was made in the area during July 1, 1963, to June 30, 1964. During this period a total of 49,922 sport fishermen fished the area and caught...

Year
1965

Commercial Fishing in the Mobile Delta, Alabama During the Period of July 1, 1963 to June 30, 1964

A total of 205 licensed commercial fishermen fished in 31,549 acres of water of the Mobile Delta in Alabama north of U. S. Hig-hway 90 during the period July 1, 1963 to June 30, 1964. Forty-one (20 percent) of these fishermen were selected at random and interviewed. Information concerning catch, capital investment, gross income, net income, and operating expenses was obtained. It was assumed that this sample was representative of the 205 licensed freshwater commercial fishermen who fished the sample area and the data were calcuLated on this basis. Records of sales from retail and wholesale...

Year
1965