A Recreational Fisheries Economic Impact Assessment Manual and its application in two study cases in the Caribbean: Martinique and The Bahamas

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Type: Report
Year of publication: 2016
Authors: Rob Southwick, D Maycock, Myriam Bouaziz
Publishing institution: FAO Sub Regional Office for Latin America and the the Caribbean
City: Bridgetown, Barbados, 2016
Document number: 1128
ISBN: 978-92-5-109424-2

The manual is intended to help countries within the wider Caribbean Region better understand the size and contributions from recreation fishing to their economies. The methods proposed within can be applied to other countries outside this region, too. The results are meant to explain the economic impacts at the national and regional level, not to the individual. Measures of recreational fishing’s impacts upon individuals are a valid concern, and may represent a second or separate effort on the part of the countries using this document. The manual was tested in Bahamas and Martinique and the resulst of these tests are included in the circular.

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