þriðjudagur 29. apríl 2014

Hvers vegna velja sjóstangveiðimenn Vestfirði?

Miðvikudaginn 30. apríl mun Claudia Matzdorf Brenner kynna og verja meistararitgerð sína í haf- og strandsvæðastjórnun, sem ber titilinn: Motivations of marine fishing tourists in the Westfjords, Iceland.

Leiðbeinandi hennar eru Trude Borch frá rannsóknastofnuninni Nofima í Noregi, og prófdómari hennar er Guðrún Þóra Gunnarsdóttir, lektor við ferðamáladeild í Hólaskóla. 

Fyrirlesturinn verður í stofu 1-2 í Háskólasetrinu og hefst kl. 12:10. Allir velkomnir.


The reasons why people go fishing, as for any other form of outdoor recreation, are vast. With fishing becoming an important part of global tourism, knowledge on the motivations of fishing tourists is essential for the future development of this nature-based tourism form. This thesis analysed the motivations among marine fishing tourists in the Westfjords, Iceland. A questionnaire survey was conducted to assess the general background, angling experience, motivations, satisfaction and awareness of management strategies of marine fishing tourists visiting the Westfjords from July to September 2013 (n=165). Most respondents were male (92%), experienced anglers (51%) and from Germany (70%). Even though most anglers fished for “relaxing” (74%) and “being outdoors” (70%), the main reason for choosing the Westfjords as a fishing destination was “big fish” (84%). Anglers are discerning about their catches and the size of fish was the most important catch related attribute. The importance of the natural environment was shown for both the general fishing experience and the fishing experience in the Westfjords, which might indicate that the anglers also want to experience a different type of nature. Satisfaction levels for all of the provided aspects were generally high (“Very satisfied”). Most anglers were aware of existing management regulations and even though they considered them when choosing a fishing holiday destination, other attributes such as environmental qualities or infrastructure/services seemed more important. Despite this, motivational aspects should be included in resource management and development to better match anglers’ motivations and secure compliance to regulations.