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Survey of Recreational Fishing in the Northern Territory, 2009-10


West, LD and Lyle, JM and Matthews, SR and Stark, KE and Steffe, AS, Survey of Recreational Fishing in the Northern Territory, 2009-10, Survey of Recreational Fishing in the Northern Territory, 2009-10, Northern Territory Government, Darwin, NT, Australia Fishery Report 109 (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Copyright Northern Territory Government, 2012


This study represents the third comprehensive assessment of recreational fishing in the Northern Territory (NT). The previous two surveys were conducted in 1994-95 (Fishcount) and in 2000-01 (The National Recreational Fishing Survey (NRFS)). In each of these studies, the main survey instrument has been the same: an off-site telephone/diary survey with stratified random sampling from telephone listings in the White Pages and expansion of all survey results to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates of the non-indigenous resident population. Fishing activity by interstate and overseas visitors has also been assessed in these surveys. A comprehensive assessment of interstate fishing activity was a major feature of the NRFS telephone/diary survey. However, in both Fishcount) and the latest survey only limited information was obtained on visitor fishing activity through on-site surveys (e.g. at boat ramps and accommodation establishments) for selected key catchments.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:recreational fishing survey, Northern Territory
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Recreational
Author:Lyle, JM (Dr Jeremy Lyle)
Author:Stark, KE (Dr Kate Stark)
ID Code:108630
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2016-04-28
Last Modified:2017-10-13

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