Recreational Fishing in the British Virgin Islands: Current Status, Opportunities for Development and Constraints

Recreational Fishing in the British Virgin Islands: Current Status, Opportunities for Development and Constraints

Primary Country: British Virgin Islands
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) economic impact on the British Virgin Islands from the development of a recreational fishing industry could exceed US$ 4 million (b) daily expenditures by anglers may be as high as US$1600 (c) charges for day fishing trips targeting marlin range between US$950 and US$1300 (d) using a tourism multiplier for the BVI of 0.58, the authors suggest that US$4.64 million in angler expenditures has an economic impact of US$2.7 million on the BVI economy.
Region: Americas and Europe

Publication information

Gillet, C.P. Delayney, R.Oxenford, H. “Recreational Fishing in the British Virgin Islands: Current Status, Opportunities for Development and Constraints” Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) Technical Report No. 3. University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. 35pp, 2007

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