For every organization or individual planning to go into large-scale fishing for a long-term, there should be perfect arrangements. This is by putting up strategies and possible manpower input. This is to ensure that the implementation of the strategies goes on as planned.
The first important strategy to put in place is an effective gathering of information. This will give you the view of how the anglers in the lake are impacting the fishery at the specific time of the day. The most important thing about this is that the manager will get firsthand information of how the management system works and how it impacts the fishery. This is where the manager of the fishery feels it is very important for him to get to talk to anglers and know more about their desires and what they need from our company.
At my company, my main job is to collect data to make recommendations for stocking and fishing regulations. Through this blog, I make all the information about it public. I also put across information to the public concerning fishing, access to fishing zones and fish population. I also supervise to ensure that I improve the habitat improvement projects and fish attractor projects, this is to try to improve the fish catching rates.
Many anglers have a lot of unanswered questions. Some seek for answers on why the regulations do not allow one to keep the first 25 fish that they catch. It is also with a lot of concern that a lot of small fish that have been hooked die just after they are thrown back into the water. This makes me as a manager, to seize the opportunity and explain a little bit about the situation. While I become much sympathetic with to the position the that the angler undergoes.
In most of the states in the US, we don’t have a catch and keep Policy. Every fish that is caught at anytime should be returned back to the water. If kept away from the water for a long time it will die hence leading to depletion of some species of fish. This policy has been very instrumental in controlling the size of a population of fish and its young ones.
All top managers require complex skills. This is because the job as you are well aware involves collecting and analyzing data. You have to find the meaning of the numbers that you have. The data must make sense in its application areas. The data will be most important when used to make recommendations for habitat improvement, regulation changes, and stocking.
Though, the largest part of the job still involves hands-on work with fish. Managers in fishery farms like me need to know what a water body is made up of before he/she comes up with recommendations for managing it effectively. Trap-fishing is one of the ways used to catch fish and from this data can be collected by the manager. Through this, you know your business environment in and out with relation to the work you do on the field and the office.
To conclude, for a fishery management to work out well it needs to have an effective leadership and control from the top to the bottom. The management will put in place standards for its workers which will guide them through the activities they get involved in like fishing and data collection. The data when well interpreted will benefit the company to prosper to greater heights