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Welfare Effects Of Fishery Policies: Native American Treaty Rights And Recreational Salmon Fishing

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  • Lin, Pei-Chien
  • Adams, Richard M.
  • Berrens, Robert P.

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Severe declines in Pacific Northwest salmon stocks, coupled with increasing recreational demands, and judicial decisions supporting Native American fishing rights create challenges for fishery agencies. This article explores the welfare effects on recreational anglers of alternative salmon allocation policies to meet Native American treaty rights. A discrete choice random utility model, coupled with a Poisson trip frequency model, is used to analyze these welfare effects. The model is fit to survey data from the Willamette River spring chinook fishery, an important recreational fishery in Oregon. Management options have dramatically different welfare effects.

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Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 21 (1996)
Issue (Month): 02 (December)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jlaare:31024

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Keywords: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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  1. Mkwara, Lena Asimenye & Marsh, Dan, 2011. "Valuing Trout Angling Benefits of Water Quality Improvements while Accounting for Unobserved Lake Characteristics: An Application to the Rotorua Lakes," 2011 Conference, August 25-26, 2011, Nelson, New Zealand 115514, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  2. Peter Schuhmann & Kurt Schwabe, 2004. "An Analysis of Congestion Measures and Heterogeneous Angler Preferences in a Random Utility Model of Recreational Fishing," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 27(4), pages 429-450, April.
  3. van Bueren, Martin, 1999. "The Value of Fish 'n' Trips to Recreational Anglers in Southern Western Australia," 1999 Conference (43th), January 20-22, 1999, Christchurch, New Zealand 125029, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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