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Title: Economic evaluation of inland fisheries: The economic impact of freshwater angling in England and Wales
Author: G. Riddington
Author: H. Gibson
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_1208, Representation ID: 383, Object ID: 2425
For England and Wales as a whole, the total effort on freshwater angling by licensed anglers in England and Wales in 2005 was 30 million angler days. Coarse angling was the most popular activity, while salmon and sea trout angling was a relatively minor activity. Angler gross expenditure across the whole of England and Wales was £1.18 billion, with coarse angling responsible for £971 million of this. Household income of £980 million and 37,386 jobs were generated across England and Wales. In the unlikely event of all forms of angling ceasing, expenditure would be diverted to other activities creating income and jobs elsewhere in England and Wales. Thus, although income and jobs would be lost in angling services, there would be increases elsewhere. This study could not estimate the economic impact of the loss of all species; however, a substitution analysis was carried out for each species, to estimate the net expenditure loss and associated income and job effects. Taking coarse fish as an example, the gross expenditure of coarse anglers in England and Wales supported household incomes of £804 million and 30,580 FTEs. If coarse angling were to cease across England and Wales, from interviews with anglers we estimate that £161 million would be lost, resulting in a net loss of £133 million in household income and 5,060 jobs. The same interpretation can be applied to trout and salmon and sea trout.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: TroutSalmonInland fisheriesCoarse fishesSurface waterRiversLakesCanalsEconomic analysis
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 184
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