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Aspects of the recreational ski boat fishery off the Eastern Cape, South Africa


Smale, MJ and Buxton, CD, Aspects of the recreational ski boat fishery off the Eastern Cape, South Africa, South African Journal of Marine Science, 3 pp. 131 - 144. ISSN 0257-7615 (1985) [Refereed Article]

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The number of anglers and boats participating in the Eastern Cape ski-boat line fishery is high, and at the Port Elizabeth Deep-Sea Angling Club effort increased by a factor of 1.6 between 1975 and 1982. Ski-boat fishfng is principally a weekend recreational activity, and estimated annual landings are only 37 per cent of commercial line-fish catches in the study area. It is, however, considered to be economically important in terms of equipment outlay( R17 million) and running expenses ( R 1,65 million). Sampling of catches in 1979 and 1980 showed that of 79 recorded species only 17 were important. Ski-boaters compete with commercial line fishermen for target species, but there is little overlap with the trawl fishery. The paucity of historical line-fish catch records, the multispecies nature and the seasonality of the fishery make management problematical.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Buxton, CD (Professor Colin Buxton)
ID Code:49220
Year Published:1985
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-01-20
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