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1 September 2011 Valuing Bag Limits in the North Carolina Charter Boat Fishery with Combined Revealed and Stated Preference Data
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We use telephone survey data on charter boat anglers to estimate demand models to value snapper-grouper and king mackerel bag limits in the North Carolina for-hire fishery. The telephone survey presents respondents with hypothetical situations about higher charter fees and lower snapper-grouper and king mackerel bag limits and asks about the number of trips they would take in each situation. Stated preference trip responses are used in a jointly estimated revealed and stated preference demand model. We find that reduction in the snapper-grouper bag limit from 15 to 7 fish would reduce the annual aggregate value of charter boat fishing by 29% due to quality effects. The reduction in the snapper-grouper bag limit would reduce the number of charter boat fishing trips by 25%.

JEL Classification Code: Q22, Q26, Q51

JOHN C. WHITEHEAD, CHRISTOPHER F. DUMAS, CRAIG E. LANDRY, and JIM HERSTINE "Valuing Bag Limits in the North Carolina Charter Boat Fishery with Combined Revealed and Stated Preference Data," Marine Resource Economics 26(3), (1 September 2011). https://doi.org/10.5950/0738-1360-26.3.233
Published: 1 September 2011
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