Estimation of Recreational Anglers' Value of Reef Fish in the Gulf of Mexico

Estimation of Recreational Anglers' Value of Reef Fish in the Gulf of Mexico

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $385.6 million / year: Total annual expenditures within the State of Florida from the reef-fish recreational fishery
  2. $675.52 / trip / angler: value of fish caught per trip per angler
  3. $32.1 million: loss in expenditures from a 20% reduction in the average catch
Methodology: travel cost
Region: Americas / Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Green, G Moss, C.Thunberg, E “Estimation of Recreational Anglers' Value of Reef Fish in the Gulf of Mexico” Unpublished Paper under Contract with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 1991

Addtional Notes

Demand for recreational reef fishing is estimated as a function of travel costs and other costs paid, and success of catch

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