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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:25 pm 
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Dear All,

I hope you are doing well.

I have just finished analyzing the previous catch-and-release angling online survey. The results do reveal a level of conservation awareness and attitude among domestic and international anglers visiting the Indian rivers. I have recently submitted the full article to Fisheries Research journal, and will keep you updated.

With the kind assistance of Dr. Steven Cooke and Dr. Rajeev Raghavan, I have now designed a second online survey to target specifically the Indian anglers. The aim of this survey is to determine the extent to which there is support from the catch-and-release angling community in India for river and fish conservation.

The link to the survey is: http://goo.gl/oofznE

Would it be possible for you to please assist me by completing this survey?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:00 pm 
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Hi Nishikant Gupta, It would be nice if you can share the summary of the previous survey. We would also like to know the results..


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:03 pm 
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Dear H_Venkatesan,

Here is the summary of the previous survey:

Across the globe, non-sustenance recreational fishing, and in particular, catch-and-release (C&R) angling represents a leisure activity indulged by millions. Much of the knowledge pertaining to these fisheries is related to developed nations, despite the fact that there is considerable growth in the emerging economies of Asia, Africa and South America. In India, although C&R angling has a history dating back to colonial times, little is known about the current state of the sector. An online web-based survey was conducted to target both international and domestic C&R anglers who fish Indian rivers to assess their knowledge, attitudes and perceptions relating to this fishery in the country. The responses obtained were analysed using a Likert scale, and examined for significant differences in mean using one-way ANOVA. There were notable differences in the fishing locations, species targeted and fishing techniques practiced between international and domestic anglers in India. There was a specific attraction towards mahseer species for international C&R anglers visiting the Indian rivers. Factors like angling quality, aesthetics of surroundings, presence of other wildlife, fishery management practices and the inclusion of, and financial benefit to local communities were considered important factors influencing both groups of anglers. Over 65% of the anglers revealed that they observed a decrease in fishing experience over their angling years. Both international and domestic anglers also mentioned that deforestation, water abstraction, pollution and destructive fishing techniques were threatening both the habitat and species that they target, and were largely united regarding the benefit of, and willingness contribute both their time and financial input to support conservation initiatives. The current study provides the first overview of the status of C&R angling in India and explores challenges, opportunities, and priorities for future resource management.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:36 pm 
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A huge thank you to everyone who completed the survey. Many more responses are needed though, and I request you to please complete this survey if you haven't done so yet.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:54 pm 
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Done


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:54 pm 
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Thank you very much :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:08 pm 
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160 responses so far from Indian anglers across India...thank you very much for the support everyone :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:35 pm 
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173 responses so far and still counting...a huge thank you to everyone who participated till now :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:35 am 
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180 responses...hoping for that elusive figure of 200. Please participate if you haven't done so already...YOUR OPINION MATTERS


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:03 pm 
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It is the last week of the survey before it is closed and the results analysed. The aim is to publish the findings in an international journal. Preliminary analysis looks promising :) Please complete the survey if you haven't done so yet. Thank you :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:07 pm 
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Finally.. Done !!! :D


Tight Lines,
GRC


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:13 pm 
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Thank you :)


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