Economics of recreational fishing : a case study of the Great Barrier Reef region

Driml, S. M. (Sally M.) (1983). Economics of recreational fishing : a case study of the Great Barrier Reef region Master's Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

       
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Author Driml, S. M. (Sally M.)
Thesis Title Economics of recreational fishing : a case study of the Great Barrier Reef region
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1983
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 80
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract The subject of this dissertation is the economics of recreational fishing. A dissertation of the relevant economic theory sets the context for investigating the economics of recreational fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Region using two different analytical techniques.

A review of the literature revealed little work in Australia on the economics of recreational fishing and a relatively small, but increasing number of studies elsewhere. Natural environment economics forms the basis for some approaches in analysing recreational fishing.

The two approaches of analysis selected for the case studies measure different aspects of the economic nature of recreational fishing. A measure of economic efficiency is consumers' surplus, and the technique used to measure this is Travel Cost Analysis. Distributional effects are calculated using Input Output analysis. The difference between efficiency and distributional measures is discussed.

Case studies using the above-mentioned techniques are undertaken using data gathered on recreational fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Region by the author and others.

The concluding chapter compares the results of analysis and comments on how economic information on recreational fishing may be used as information for planning the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.


 
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