Wayde C. Morse

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA

Capturing Minority Voices: A Focus Group Approach to Understanding Fishing Behavior in Alabama

SEAFWA Journal Volume 8, March 2021

Recreational fisheries planning and management relies on an engaged public with support in the form of fishing license sales and expenditures that fund operations and provide education and outreach services. To improve our understanding of two minority population segments with low historic participation in freshwater recreational fishing in Alabama, we examined their fishing participation and non-participation behaviors using focus groups. The objectives of the study were to gather information about 1.) African American and Latinx fishing-related experiences, values, and motivations, 2.)...