The economic impact of game and coarse angling in Scotland

Radford, A., Riddington, G., Anderson, J. and Gibson, H.

In August 2001, the Green Paper, Scotland’s Freshwater Fish and Fisheries: Securing Their Future, pointed to the lack of useful data quantifying the economic position of fresh water angling, whether on a national or a regional basis. Against this background, the Scottish Executive contracted the consultants to estimate the economic contribution to Scotland of fresh water angling. The principal aim was to analyse the impact of angler expenditure on output income and employment. Separate impact estimates were to be produced for each of seven regions (Dumfries and Galloway, Borders, Highlands, North East Scotland, Central Scotland, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland) and for each of four types of angling (Salmon and Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Coarse Fish). In addition to these 28 region/fishery combinations, estimates were also to be produced for Scotland as a whole.

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