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.
|Number of pages
|Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
|Published - 1980
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aquatic Science
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics