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Physical Climate Variables Associated with California Current Large Marine Ecosystem and Implications in Recreational Fisheries Management Public Deposited

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  • Climate variations within the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) have impacts on marine fish populations. It is proposed that these impacts will be reflected in recreational fishing catches which is explored in this study. A Pearson correlation analysis compares data from El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events and upwelling to recreational catch data for ten different species located within the CCLME. Catches for five out of ten species studied were found to have statistically significant correlations with climate variability. Results of this study indicate that climate variation has an impact on recreational fishery dynamics within the CCLME and this should be considered when managing recreational fisheries.
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