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A Repeated Mixed Logit Approach to Valuing a Local Sport Fishery: The Case of Southeast Alaska Salmon

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  • Daniel K. Lew
  • Douglas M. Larson

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We estimate the values of fishing opportunities and changes in harvest rates for single-day private boat saltwater fishing for king and silver salmon in southeast Alaska, using a repeated mixed logit model of trip frequency and distribution estimated jointly with anglers’ shadow values of time. The standard assumption that the shadow value of time is a fixed fraction of the angler’s wage is rejected in favor of a more flexible model. The mean value of a fishing choice occasion is approximately $45 per angler, and mean marginal values of a king salmon and a silver salmon are approximately $71 and $106.

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  • Daniel K. Lew & Douglas M. Larson, 2011. "A Repeated Mixed Logit Approach to Valuing a Local Sport Fishery: The Case of Southeast Alaska Salmon," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 87(4), pages 712-729.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:87:y:2011:iv:1:p:712-729
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    1. John C. Whitehead & Daniel K. Lew, 2016. "Estimating Recreation Benefits through Joint Estimation of Revealed and Stated Preference Discrete Choice Data," Working Papers 16-22, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.
    2. repec:eee:ecolec:v:137:y:2017:i:c:p:1-12 is not listed on IDEAS

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    JEL classification:

    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects

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