Predicting marine recreational fishing patterns from boat characteristics and equipment

Robert B. Ditton, Alan R. Graefe, Anthony J. Fedler

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This paper reports an approach for predicting general marine fishing locations and distances traveled offshore for fishing from boat equipment data. Discriminant analysis indicated that bay and offshore fishing boats could be distinguished with 80% classification accuracy from horse-power, fuel capacity, and boat length. Multiple regression analyses verified that fuel capacity and presence of radios and long range navigation (LORAN) were significant predictors of offshore fishing distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-648
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the American Fisheries Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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