Economics Research Institute Study Paper
Utah State University Department of Economics
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Commercial, sport, and personal-use and subsistence fishers share the salmon harvest on the Copper River, Alaska. The allocation of salmon among these user groups is a contentious and recurring issue. Economic analyses, along with biological, legal, social and cultural considerations, have the potential to help policy makers appreciate the consequences of alternative allocations. The zonal travel cost method is used to estimate the net economic value (consumer surplus) of the Copper River Basin personal-use and subsistence fisheries. The nature of the fishery and the data set is especially well suited for this purpose. Key words: zonal travel cost model, subsistence/personal-use harvests
Jones, Michelle; Lee, S. Todd; and Criddle, Keith R., "The Economic Value of Alaska's Copper River Personal-Use and Subsistence Fisheries" (1999). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 155.