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An economic valuation of the Namibian recreational shore-angling fishery
Kirchner, C.H.; Sakko, A.L.; Barnes, J.I. (2000). An economic valuation of the Namibian recreational shore-angling fishery. S. Afr. J. Mar. Sci./S.-Afr. Tydskr. Seewet. 22: 17-25
In: South African Journal of Marine Science = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Seewetenskap. Marine & Coastal Management: Cape Town. ISSN 0257-7615, more
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  • Kirchner, C.H.
  • Sakko, A.L.
  • Barnes, J.I.

    A roving creel survey of recreational shore-anglers in Namibia was used to determine catch and effort of linefishing. A stratified sample of 240 anglers was surveyed to determine expenditures. Results showed that, between October 1996 and September 1997, some 8,800 anglers spent around 173,000 days angling and had direct expenditures of N$29.7 million. In all, 93% of angling took place in the West Coast Recreational Area. Some 44% of anglers were foreign visitors who contributed 55% of the expenditures. Value added to gross national income within the shore-angling fishery was N$14 million, equivalent to 3.6% of the value of the whole fisheries sector. The expenditures ultimately amounted (through a multiplier) to a gross national income of N$3,069 per angler, or N$27 million in aggregate. These amounts could be sustainable if policies to reduce fish mortality without affecting angler numbers are implemented.

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