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Economic assessment of the impact of recent major changes to fisheries management in the WA West Coast demersal wetline fishery

McLeod, P.B., Christensen, J., McElroy, S. and Tull, M. (2013) Economic assessment of the impact of recent major changes to fisheries management in the WA West Coast demersal wetline fishery. Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

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Abstract

A model of recreational fisher choice is used to assess the likely reaction by fishers to tighter management rules. Put simply, within this model the fisher stays fishing until the net benefit from another hour fishing is balanced against the opportunity cost of the extra time, reflected by the value of doing non-fishing activities elsewhere. Overall the survey results and associated analysis show a high degree of conformity with the model suggesting fishers behave quite rationally in the choices they make about fishing in the presence of tighter management rules.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Series Name: FRDC Project No. 2009/081
Publisher: Fisheries Research & Development Corporation
Copyright: 2013 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and University of Western Australia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21130
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