The Economic Importance of Recreational Billfish Angling in Puerto Rico

The Economic Importance of Recreational Billfish Angling in Puerto Rico

Primary Country: Puerto Rico
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) expenditures related to billfishing trips are estimated to be over $700/person/trip for residents (b) approximately $4,000/person/trip for non-residents (c) annual consumer surplus is estimated to be $11,135. (d) total economic value, including expenditures and consumer surplus is estimated to be US$44 million. (e) the economic impact is estimated to be $4.75 million, with 200 jobs attributable to billfishing. The recreational fishery is worth many times more than the commercial value of catch of the same species
Methodology: Consumer Surplus, Expenditures
Region: Americas
Data source: IMS/REMP

Publication information

Clark, D.J. Ditton, R.B.Chaparro, R.S. “ The Economic Importance of Recreational Billfish Angling in Puerto Rico” Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 46: 47-59, 1994

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