Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.

One of the main objectives in the management of marine resources is to identify the factors that determine the extent of the fishing effort and the consequences on the stocks of targeted species. However, the highly heterogeneous nature of this activity complicates the task, particularly for recreational fishing, which practice is potentially influenced by many external factors. Various studies have been conducted over the past 15 years to characterize recreational fishing activities in the Golfe du Lion Marine Natural Park. This presentation describes the results of the analysis of data from some monitoring studies on (1) variability in user use rates over a full annual cycle related to various environmental factors, and (2) changes in recreational fishing yields over a 10-year period. The implications of these results for the management of fisheries resources are also discussed.

Authors: Kayal M., Cigala M., Cambra E., Soulat N., Mercader M., Lebras A., Ivanoff P., Sébési L., Lassus-Debat A., Hartmann V., Bradtke M., Lenfant P, Jabouin C., Dubreuil J., Joguet M., Le Mellionnec S., Brichet M., Binche J.L., Payrot J., Pelletier D., Saragoni G., Crechriou R., Clairicia, M., Verdoit-Jarraya M.

Powerpoint presentation

Contact: Coraline Jabouin, Golfe du Lion Marine Natural Park, France (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)