Fisheries Research Report No. 203
Western Australian Department of Fisheries
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The aim of this report was to explore the data collected by VFLOs from 1995 - 2007 in each of the state’s four marine bioregions. During this period, volunteers undertook >2,000 days of activities, the majority of which were educational displays at events such as boat shows and patrols in coastal, marine and estuarine environs. Patrols focused on interviews with recreational anglers to provide information about sustainable fishing and collect data on catch and effort.
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Recreational fishing; Recreational fishery statistics; Community participation; Fishery surveys; Data processing; Catch and effort; Check lists; Western Australia
Smallwood, C B, Thomson, A, Harris, D, and Johnston, D. (2010), The Volunteer Fisheries Liaison Officer (VFLO) program: an analysis of recreational fishing data from 1995 - 2007. Western Australian Department of Fisheries, Perth. Report Fisheries Research Report No. 203.