Assessing the value of recreational sea angling in South West England

Assessing the value of recreational sea angling in South West England

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. £6.38: WTP valuations estimated for 2004 varied by species, for an ‘all species’ case an increase by 50% in number of fish caught
  2. £10.24: WTP for increase in fish size
  3. £8.46: for Bass the valuations were £8.46, number, and £12.45, size, respectively. Relationship between catch size and WTP is non-linear, declining. Shows increasing the size of individual fish would have a larger impact on willingness to pay than increasing the catch per day.
Data source: Thank you to the Plymouth Marine Lab for directing us to this study

Publication information

Lawrence, K.S. [Initial. Lastname] (J. Doe) “Assessing the value of recreational sea angling in South West England” Fisheries Management and Ecology, 12: 369–375, 2005

Addtional Notes

South West England

On-site choice experiment involving changes in the fishing experience including average number of catches per day of favourite and other species, and size of fish. 

Underlying assumptons include a random utility model and utility maximisation, with utility modelled using using conditional logit, with the unobserved element taking a Gumbel distribution. 

Data collected in 2004. 

 

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