ABSTRACT. The aim of this study was to analyze recreational fishing in the Vistula Lagoon in light of pressure and angling catches and their species composition in 2011. The study was performed using survey questionnaires. The number of fishing permits issued in the 2000-2011 period was also used. The results of the study indicated that the Vistula Lagoon is very attractive as a recreational fishing area, and that the number of anglers fishing in it is steadily increasing. The structure of the angling catches was dominated by species that are preferred by recreational fishers. The species under the greatest pressure was perch, while lesser but still significant pressure was targeted on pikeperch.
Key words: Vistula Lagoon, recreational fisheries, pressure and angling catches
Przyjęto po recenzji 12.02.2014 r.