Urban sports anglers and lake michigan fishery policies

Richard W. Stoffle, Danny L. Rasch, Florence V. Jensen

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Over the past few years an unusually intense struggle over the future of the Lake Michigan fishery has occurred in the coastal communities of Racine and Kenosha. This struggle has engaged participants on the local, state, and national levels in the debate over the fishery as it is potentially impacted by the presence of environmental toxins, the rising cost of fish stocking and management, and conflicting user group demands. We describe three cases where urban sports anglers, with the assistance of university based social scientists, participated in state and city public policy decisions. After discussing this research and its policy implications, we propose a general public participation paradigm termed the Reciprocal Development Model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-427
Number of pages21
JournalCoastal Zone Management Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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