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dc.contributor1. As with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, we take subsistence fishing to be defined as the “use of wild, aquatic resources for noncommercial, customary and traditional uses for a variety of purposes, specifically the direct personal or family consumption as food,” although we recognize that others have argued for an expanded notion of subsistence fishing (Schumann and Macinko 2007) Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank the students of California State University-Dominguez Hills, who assisted in this research, as well as Anna Varney (Northwest Fisheries Science Center) for her aid with map production.
dc.contributor.authorPitchon, Ariana
dc.contributor.authorNorman, Karma C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:18:06Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:18:06Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/9390
dc.description.abstractThe research presented here represents an analysis of pier-based subsistence fishing in Los Angeles County. The researchers conducted surveys and participant observation at 4 field sites on Los Angeles piers. Subsistence fishing among populations in the mainland United States has been neglected as a significant activity of research interest. This may be in part because individuals engaged in subsistence fishing are often members of long established poor, indigenous or diasporic communities. With this project, we analyzed particular marine cultural phenomena, otherwise invisible in a highly bureaucratized system of fisheries management, by researching and describing some of the fishing practices and fishers of Los Angeles County’s piers. Ethnographic survey research reports on the unique demographics, risk perceptions, and sociocultural aspects of distinct pier-based fishing communities in Southern California.
dc.subjectSubsistence
dc.subjectfishing
dc.subjectdemographics
dc.subjectrisk
dc.titleFishing off the Dock and Under the Radar in Los Angeles County: Demographics and Risks
dc.title.alternativePier-based Fishing in Los Angeles County
dc.typearticle
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dc.source.issuescas/vol111/iss2
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol111/iss2/4
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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