MODULE 13 - Creel Survey

A statistically reliable method of sampling the angling effort on a stream is described in this module. You will count the number of anglers, fish caught, and hours fished at each fishing spot on your stream. Surveying a stream during all the daylight hours is extremely labour-intensive. This module describes a survey design that samples one-sixth of the available potential fishing time. Data then are expanded to estimate total angling effort and catch.

Creel survey data can be used to provide information about the impact of angling upon a particular fish population. Fisheries managers can use the data to provide estimates of population abundance when there are no other estimates available. They also use the information to set appropriate fishing regulations.

Project Approval Required Training Time Commitment (per year) Number of People Time of Year
yes not necessary a few weeks or more 2 or more year round

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