Assessing the contribution of recreational sea angling to the English economy

Roberts, Annette, Munday, Max, Roche, Neil, Brown, Adam, Armstrong, Mike, Hargreaves, Jodie, Pilgrim-Morrison, Sarah, Williamson, Kevin and Hyder, Kieran ORCID: (2017) Assessing the contribution of recreational sea angling to the English economy. Marine Policy, 83. pp. 146-152. ISSN 0308-597X

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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
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic impact,english economy,evidence-based policy,input-output analysis,recreational sea angling,aquatic science,environmental science(all),economics and econometrics,management, monitoring, policy and law,law,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1104
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2023 03:23
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2023 03:00
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.028

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