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Recreational value of Southern Bluefin Tuna fishing

Ezzy, Edward, Scarborough, Helen and Wallis, Anne 2012, Recreational value of Southern Bluefin Tuna fishing, Economic papers, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 150-159, doi: 10.1111/j.1759-3441.2012.00174.x.

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Title Recreational value of Southern Bluefin Tuna fishing
Author(s) Ezzy, Edward
Scarborough, HelenORCID iD for Scarborough, Helen orcid.org/0000-0002-0562-1987
Wallis, Anne
Journal name Economic papers
Volume number 31
Issue number 2
Start page 150
End page 159
Total pages 10
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publication date 2012-06
ISSN 0812-0439
1759-3441
Keyword(s) travel cost method
recreational fishing
Southern Bluefin Tuna
non-market values
fisheries management
Q22
Summary Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus Maccoyii) is a global resource, which is critically endangered. The Committee for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna sets commercial quota levels for member nations, including Australia, each year. However, southern bluefin tuna is also a popular “trophy” fish with recreational anglers. The size of the total recreational catch, which is not included in the quota, is unknown but thought to be significant. This paper reports the findings of a study designed to estimate the recreational value of the non-commercial southern bluefin tuna catch at Portland, in southwest Victoria. The results indicate that the size of the recreational catch at Portland is considerable and therefore significant in terms of the management of the fishery. Furthermore, the non-market recreational values associated with the fishery are substantial with the on-site recreational use value (consumer surplus) per person per visit estimated to be between $33 and $132 and the on-site annual recreational use value of the fishery for one season is estimated to be between $449,533 and $1,325,124.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1759-3441.2012.00174.x
Field of Research 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
Socio Economic Objective 830207 Wild Caught Tuna
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, The Economic Society of Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046169

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