The Economic Gains from Reallocating Specific Saltwater Fisheries

Southwick Associates for the American Sportfishing Association

[From an E&E News PM article by Emily Yehle, sub. req’d] A new report from the American Sportfishing Association asserts that recreational anglers contribute more to the economy than commercial fishermen — and should thus get a larger share of the fish in some areas…

the report uses available data to compare the economic contributions of both commercial and recreational fishermen. For commercial fisheries, for example, the report includes the total sales of fish; for recreational, it estimates economic contributions per trip…


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