ABSTRACT. The Vistula Lagoon is a fishing ground of growing popularity among recreational fishers. Studies indicate that recreational fisheries are rapidly expanding in the Vistula Lagoon and that it presents many advantages for recreational fishing. This article provides a comprehensive analysis of recreational fishing in the Vistula Lagoon in 2013. Survey questionnaires were used in the work. Fishing permit issuance in 2000-2013 was analyzed. The structure of the recreational catches was dominated by predatory fish species, such as perch and pikeperch. The dominant cyprinids were roach and bream. Recreational fisheries in 2012 and 2013 were compared to identify any changes that are occurring in Vistula Lagoon recreational fisheries.
Keywords: Vistula Lagoon, recreational fisheries, fishing pressure, recreational fisheries catches
Przyjęto po recenzji 8.12.2016 r.