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Recreational angling demand in a mixed resource fishery. ESRI WP622, June 2019

Grilli, Gianluca and Mukhopadhyay, Soumyadeep and Curtis, John and Hynes, Stephen (2019) Recreational angling demand in a mixed resource fishery. ESRI WP622, June 2019. [Working Paper]

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    Several large Irish lake fisheries comprise both pike (Esox Lucius) and brown trout (Salmo trutta). Due to predation on trout, pike stocks are actively managed in several locations with the objective of enhancing the trout fishery, which is a policy strongly supported by some trout anglers but intensely opposed by pike anglers. In the context of scientific support for management decisions concerning these mixed resource fisheries there is a dearth of economics knowledge. This paper addresses some of that knowledge gap, investigating factors affecting angling recreational demand within these mixed resource fisheries and whether there are significant differences between pike and brown trout anglers. We estimate a travel cost model and test whether pike and trout anglers have different demand preferences. The most substantive policy-relevant finding from the research relates not to differences associated with target species but to angling club membership. Angling club members are more price inelastic in their demand and particularly so in the case of trout anglers.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > agriculture policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > sports
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2019 20:42
    Number of Pages: 15
    Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 03:10

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