Edwards, Steven F.
An Economics Guide to Allocation of Fish Stocks between Commercial and Recreational Fisheries.
NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service,
(NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 94)
The increasingly intense competition between commercial and recreational fishermen for access to fish stocks has focused attention on the economic implications of fishery allocations. Indeed, one can scarcely find a management plan or amendment that does not at least refer to the relative food and sport values of fish and to how expenditures by commercial and recreational fishermen
on equipment and supplies stimulate the economy. However, many of the arguments raised by constituents to influence such allocations, while having an seemingly "economics" ring to them, are usually incomplete, distorted, and even incorrect. This report offers fishery managers and other interested parties a guide to correct notions of economic value and to the appropriate ways to characterize, estimate, and compare value. In particular, introductory material from benefitcost analysis and input-output analysis is described and illustrated. In the process, several familiar specious arguments are exposed.(PDF file contains 34 pages.)
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||An Economics Guide to Allocation of Fish Stocks between Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
|Edwards, Steven F.|
||NOAA Technical Report NMFS
||NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
||United States National Marine Fisheries Service
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||31 Oct 2009 02:04
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