Catch-and-release (C&R), where fish are returned to the water after being caught, can potentially minimize the negative impacts of angling on fish populations. However, the effect of being caught upon an individuals behaviour is not well as understood.
My main focus is to study potential effects of C&R. I study both short and long-term behavioural responses to C&R on individual and population level. Also anglers attitudes towards C&R, as well as quantifications of harvest rates in recreational harvest fisheries. These studies are of great importance for a broader knowledge on effects of C&R to generate clearer guidelines for the recreational fisheries and the goal is to see if C&R can serve as a management method.
Main advisor: Anders Nilsson