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Assessing the contribution of recreational sea angling to the English economy

Roberts, Annette ORCID:, Munday, Max ORCID:, Roche, Neil ORCID:, Brown, Adam, Armstrong, Mike, Hargreaves, Jodie, Pilgrim-Morrison, Sarah, Williamson, Kevin and Hyder, Kieran 2017. Assessing the contribution of recreational sea angling to the English economy. Marine Policy 83 , pp. 146-152. 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.028

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Sea angling has been shown to be a high value activity with significant expenditure by individuals on their sport. Deriving estimates of the economic contribution of recreational sea angling is important in a number of related policy contexts, from tourism management and economic development policy, to the sustainable management of inshore fish stocks. This paper reveals some of the challenges in understanding the economic effects associated with recreational sea angling, and provides estimates of the economic value of recreational sea angling in England. The results were derived from research undertaken in England in 2011- 13, which was conducted as part a wide ranging government-funded study, Sea Angling 2012, that estimated sea angler catches, spending and activity. Recreational sea angling made a significant contribution to the economy, supporting just over £2 billion of total spending, and 23,600 jobs in England in 2012-13. The implications of these results are discussed in the context of the management of recreational sea angling in England.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recreational sea angling, economic impact, input-output analysis, English economy, evidence-based policy.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0308-597X
Funders: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Marine Management Organisation.
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 May 2017
Date of Acceptance: 17 May 2017
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 02:17

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