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The Distributional Impacts of Recreational Fees: A Discrete Choice Model with Incomplete Data

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  • Hwa Nyeon Kim
  • W. Douglass Shaw
  • Richard T. Woodward

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We explore the distributional consequences of various fee schemes and other policy programs to reduce overfishing in the gulf of Mexico recreational fishery. The econometric model allows the marginal utility of income to vary across three income groups. We find that flat fees have a strong proportional effect on the participation of shore fishermen, where low-income anglers predominate, and a relatively small impact on the expensive charter fishery. We also find that the welfare consequences of declining catch rates would fall disproportionately on low-income anglers.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 83 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 561-574

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:83:y:2007:i:4:p:561-574

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  1. Mélody Leplat & Philippe Le Goffe, 2009. "Faut-il réguler l'encombrement des sites récréatifs ? Un modèle de choix discret avec participation," Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies - Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 90(1), pages 51-77.
  2. Chen, Min & Lupi, Frank, 2013. "Modeling Long Overnight Trips by Chaining Recreation Sites," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150489, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  3. Asma BEN OTHMEN, 2014. "De la mise à contribution des bénéficiaires au financement de la préservation des espaces naturels : tarification de l’accès ou augmentation de taxe?," Cahiers du GREThA 2014-10, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.

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