Recreational Fishing in New Zealand - A Billion Dollar Industry
In 2014 the New Zealand Marine Research Foundation decided it was time we all had a better understanding of the economic contribution that fishing-related recreation makes at a national and regional level. A project was initiated and experienced international researchers Southwick Associates were engaged. The technical report, Estimating Marine Recreational Fishing’s Economic Contributions in New Zealand - Technical Steps, includes the methodology used and describes the results in full, and will be available after the peer review process.
This document summarises the technical report. It delivers some hard hitting, simple and persuasive facts that can be used to improve fisheries management and stewardship through greater public awareness of what recreational fishing brings to our fine nation.