Published: 13 February 2023 Updated: 23 February 2023

Valuing Recreational Fishing

About the project

The project asked Australians to take part in surveys that measure the social and economic values of recreational fishing and other outdoor activities. These surveys will helped us answer questions including:

  • Does recreational fishing have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of fishers?
  • How do the benefits of recreational fishing compare to other outdoor activities?
  • What is the economic value of recreational fishing to the Australian economy, and the economy of different States and Territories?
  • What barriers sometimes prevent people experiencing benefits from fishing?

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The study is funded by the Australian government and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.