Evaluation of the Internet recreational effort and catch (iREC) survey methods: Fs70-6/2015-059E-PDF

"Current gaps in survey coverage used to monitor recreational fishing activity in Pacific region tidal waters (e.g. creel surveys) challenge Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s ability to estimate total recreational catch and effort, and to conduct stock assessments or other analyses required by international agreements. The internet recreational catch and effort (iREC) survey was developed to provide catch and effort estimates for all areas, months, fishing methods, and species harvested by the recreational sector. To minimize the effect of potential biases in iREC estimates, a calibration procedure was developed to relate iREC estimates and creel survey estimates in areas and times not covered by a creel survey. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Fisheries Management requested that DFO Science evaluate the iREC survey design and calibration methodology. This assessment, and advice arising from this Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Regional Peer Review, can be used to inform recreational catch monitoring planning, including the allocation of creel surveys across months and areas, and as the basis for post-season catch estimates"--Context, p. [1].

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Title Evaluation of the Internet recreational effort and catch (iREC) survey methods
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation des méthodes utilisées pour le sondage électronique de l'effort et des prises de la pêche récréative. Caption title. "December 2015." "This report is available from the: Centre for Science Advice, Pacific Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada"--p. 8.
Date 2015.
Number of Pages 8 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2015-059E-PDF
Subject Terms Fishing (Sport), Surveys, Methodology