Alabama Fishing License Buyers to be Surveyed


Contact: Stan Cook, 334 242-3471

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Auburn University’s Department of Agricultural Economics are asking Alabama fishing license buyers for their cooperation. During November, Auburn University will conduct a mail survey to better understand the State’s recreational fishing public.

Randomly selected fishing license buyers will be asked questions such as which type of fishing they do, where and how often they fish throughout the year, and what other activities they do while fishing. Additionally, the cost and value of fishing to anglers will also be explored. According to the 2001 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, anglers spent $723 million on fishing trips and equipment in Alabama during 2001.

Summary information from the survey will be shared with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, with results used to improve the overall experiences of anglers. The surveyed information from anglers will be kept confidential and used only for research purposes.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR and Alabama’s state public fishing lakes, visit