The United States has been collecting supplemental economic information in addition to biological catch and effort
data from saltwater recreational anglers. This supplemental information was collected to enable the estimation of travel cost
models of recreation demand. This paper will discuss in detail the data that is available and the standard modeling approaches
that can be undertaken given the data. Some results from the economic valuation surveys will be presented in order to
characterize the types of information that can be learned from surveying recreational anglers.
Hicks, R.L. and A.B. Gautam. Measuring the Economic Value of Marine Recreational Angling: The U.S. Approach. In: Microbehavior and Macroresults:Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.