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The value of recreational fishing in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: A pooled revealed preference and contingent behaviour model

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Prabha Prayaga, John Rolfe, N Stoeckl
Given the focus on protecting natural assets in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia, it is important for managers and policy makers to understand the value of recreational fishing in the area, and how changes in management may affect those recreational values. Travel cost methods were used to estimate the value of recreational fishing in the Capricorn Coast in Central Queensland using data from on-site surveys conducted at boat ramps. The study also uses contingent behaviour models to estimate the change in the value of recreational fishing as conditions vary. Results indicate that there are high values associated with recreational fishing activity along the Capricorn Coast, and that the demand for recreational fishing is inelastic and that values are relatively insensitive to changes in catch rates.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

34

Issue

2

Start Page

244

End Page

251

Number of Pages

8

ISSN

0308-597X

Location

The Netherlands

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

09/07/2009

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Environmental Management; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS); James Cook University;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Marine Policy

Exports

CQUniversity

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