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|Title: ||The role of angler’s perceptions and habits in biological invasions: Perspectives from Iberian Peninsula|
|Authors: ||Filipe, Banha|
Diniz, António M.
|Editors: ||Boon, Philip J.|
Baxter, John M.
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems - John Wiley & Sons|
|Citation: ||Banha, F., Diniz, A., & Anastácio, P. (2016). The role of angler’s perceptions and habits in biological invasions: Perspectives from Iberian Peninsula. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. doi:10.1002/aqc.2677 (Advance online publication)|
|Abstract: ||1. Anglers are a recognized vector for invasive fauna, with both intentional and accidental introductions
2. The purpose of this study
2. The purpose of this study was to investigate the Iberian freshwater angler’s habits and perceptions related to
biological invasions, using an international and bilingual survey in Spain and Portugal.
3. The results showed that anglers from both countries cover great distances to fish, and that they commonly
visit several places and fish during consecutive days, representing a major risk for invasions. Yet, anglers’
activity patterns throughout the year are not constant: the summer months involve more intense activity and,
hence, entail higher risk.
4. In both countries, the preferred fish species were invasive, and their introductions were reported more often
than native species, with motivations being country-dependent.
5. The use of live bait was not frequent, but sometimes invasive species were used and the release of unused bait
in the water was reported very frequently.
6. Most anglers recognize that introductions have environmental impacts and that anglers have an active role in
intentional introductions. However, only a minority is aware of the angler’s role in accidental transportation of
7. These findings on anglers’ behaviour patterns and perceptions may be used to model invasion risks and also
improve monitoring and awareness programmes led by government agencies.|
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