Why do people quit salmon angling? –a study of lapsed anadromous anglers in Norway

Oddgeir Andersen

Norwegian institute for nature research (NINA), Human dimension department

Holds an PhD in Applied Ecology, and is resesarcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), human dimension department. His work has mainly focused on human impacts from use of natural resources. Most of this work has been in close contact with managers and policy makers implementing the importance of Social-Ecological Systems thinking when adaptive management strategies are developed. Andersen has in-depth understanding in the cultural and political perspectives related to management og fish and wildlife populations.

Abstract

Salmon angling is a substantial contribution to the nature based tourism economy in Norway. The last years’ river runs of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) has been reduced, and strict harvest regulations have been enforced.... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Oddgeir Andersen (Norwegian institute for nature research (NINA), Human dimension department)
  2. Stian Stensland (Norwegian University for Life Sciences, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management.)
  3. Øystein Aas (Norwegian University for Life Sciences, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management.)

Topic Area

Topics: Wildlife, Tourism and Recreation

Session

OS-I2 » Recreational Hunting & Fishing: Motivations & Recruitment (11:00 - Wednesday, 13th January, Colobus)