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Massachusetts Recreational Fishing Demand Survey

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2023

Stated preference choice experiment data were collected in 2012 from Massachuestts saltwater recreational fishermen. Saltwater anglers fishing in Massachusetts (MA) waters who obtained a 2012 saltwater recreational fishing permit during the first four months of 2012 were elgible for participation in the study. Potential survey respondents were drawn randomly each month beginning in February and ending in May of 2012. The study consisted of three separate sample groups. The first consisted of 700 anglers who received dichotomous choice contingent valuation mail questionnaires designed to elicit hypothetical WTA measures of the value of its licenses. A second sample group of 700 anglers received questionnaires developed to obtain hypothetical WTP valuations. For the third sample group we simulated an actual market for fishing licenses by offering 500 anglers cash in return for giving up their 2012 fishing license. In total, 1,900 questionnaires were mailed to anglers who obtained a license during the first four months of 2012 and 1,225 surveys were completed for an overall response rate of 64%.

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Dates

Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS NEFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2023
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:27649
Access Constraints Cite As: Northeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Massachusetts Recreational Fishing Demand Survey [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/27649., Access Constraints: None, but contact owner for special instructions on using the data sets NEFSC Data Access Constraint: If data is stored on an internal NEFSC network, the requester may not have direct access to query the data unless they are also authorized for network access. | Use Constraints: None, but contact owner for special instructions on using the data sets
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id a5c8665f-167a-46f9-b434-27ef1f57609f
Harvest Source Id 523189fa-8edc-48e1-9ec5-f571e7dd923c
Harvest Source Title NMFS NEFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage A mail survey was sent out to recreational fishermen by a contract firm with recreational fishery data collection expertise. The firm handled the distribution, receipt, review, key-punching, and auditing of data.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012-02-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-06-01

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