Val Nash

Attitudes of South Carolina Youth Towards Aquatic Resources and Recreational Fishing

This study assessed South Carolina youths' attitudes toward, opinions on, knowledge of, and priorities toward South Carolina aquatic resources and recreational fishing. A telephone survey was administered to youth between the ages of 8 and 18 in South Carolina during April 2001 to examine fishing initiation, motivation, and fishing participation rates among South Carolina youth. Overall, a majority of youth (91%) in South Carolina had fished at least 1 time in their lives and a majority (53%) of youth would go fishing more often if they could. More male youths participated in fishing than...


Recovery Of Tagged Fish During The Crooked Creek Bay Rotenone Study At Barkely Lake. Kentucky

Recovery rates were determined for marked fish released into 10 of 15 cove areas and 2 of 6 open water areas during the cove rotenone study at Crooked Creek Bay, an 85 ha arm of Barkley Lake, Kentucky. Fish were tagged with a F10y FD-68B dart tag and either released back into the same study area or introduced from an outside area. Of 986 fish tagged in the embayment, 89% were recaptured. Seventy-five percent of the marked fish were recovered in 9 cove areas, where marked fish were released back into the same cove section. Only 32% were recovered from a back-cove area in which marked fish...