An Economic Valuation of Recreational Shellfishing on Cape Cod

Abstract: Estimated total value for recreational shellfishing on Cape Cod was $7.4 million in 2002, based on results of a survey of 233 shellfish permit holders, a figure that has roughly kept pace with inflation based on a similar study conducted in 1975.  The total value is made up of two components, the actual permit fees collected ($387,000) and an estimate of consumer surplus, which was based on willingness to accept comenstation to give up a fishing permit and hence is unbounded by the survey respondents’ income…


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