Table 3. Comparison of predictor variables hypothesized to influence stakeholders’ opinions about the optimal total allowable commercial catch (TACC). Significant tests are highlighted in bold (α = 0.05). Letters next to values indicate differences between groups of stakeholders; those that share the same letter are not significantly different from each other (α = 0.05, post-hoc Ryan’s test).

Variable Mean (SD) Test p-value
Owners Divers Owner divers Sons
Concern 5.1 (2.09) 5.4 (1.86) 6.0 (2.51) 5.7 (1.53) F3,98=0.75 0.523
Financial strain 3.2 (1.57) a 2.6 (1.29) a 4.3 (1.05) b 2.8 (1.40) a F3,118=5.95 0.001
Experience (y) 31.2 (11.94) a 14.4 (7.24) b 23.3 (9.37) a 10.5 (4.09) b F3,48.1=43.37 < 0.001
Age (y) 60.7 (8.01) a 42.5 (7.58) b 50.2 (8.01) c 33.4 (5.42) d F3,119=77.79 < 0.001
Income from fishery (%) 64.0 (37.05) 63.4 (27.92) 79.1 (25.40) 77.6 (26.21) F3,47.0=2.22 0.098
Welsh test and post-hoc Games-Howell tests due to unequal variances