Economic impacts of private sector aquaculture-based recreational fishing in the Western USA

Our primary objective is to garner data directly from three integrous subpopulations: the suppliers of recreational fish in the aquaculture industry, their immediate customers, and angling enthusiasts. The collated evidence serves as the groundwork for an economic report, insightful in its mission to quantify the economic contributions and the value of the Aquaculture Suppliers of Recreational Fish (ASRF) industry. 


  1. Collect primary data from three distinct subpopulations: Aquacultural Suppliers of Recreational Fish (ASRF), their direct customers, and recreational anglers, and prepare an economic report quantifying the magnitude and value of the economic contributions of the ASRF industry
  2. Provide and appropriate sampling frame for tracking and documenting trends over time in the ASRF Industry for use in subsequent economic analyses
  3. Generate primary research about the impacts of the regulator and competitive environment on the aquaculture industry, including the relationships between private and public hatcheries, interstate trade regulations, and Native American reservation policies
  4. Develop a variety of outreach materials (including final report, peer-reviewed articles, extension, and popular press articles) and disseminate information (conferences, meetings, etc.)

Project Summary

Duration: 2 years and extended
Funded Date: 08/01/2007
Funding level: $198,698
Location: California - CA, Colorado - CO, Idaho - ID, Oregon - OR, Utah - UT, Washington - WA
Topics: Economics

University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105


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