Economics of the Lake Michigan Recreational Fishery

Grant: # 0800

Grant Amount: $259,349.00

Board Decision Year: 2006

Michigan State University - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (East Lansing)

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Lupi, Frank (lupi@msu.edu) 517-432-3883

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-I - Social, economic, and technology research to inform policy and practice

Project Details

The project measured the economic effects (expenditures and value) of recreational fishing on Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes. An economic model of the demand for recreational fishing on Lake Michigan was developed using the travel cost method. Primary angler data was collected in Michigan and a mix of primary and secondary data collected for other states. In addition to providing contemporary economic baseline data, the model permits managers to assess the economic effects of fishery decisions.

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