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Technical Report: Economic Impact of Recreational Sea Angling in Scotland

DescriptionTechnical Report: Economic Impact of Recreational
ISBN
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJuly 31, 2009

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Tender reference SAG/0005/07
ISBN 978 0 7559 90689 (Web only publication)
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Contents

FOREWORD
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
OUTPUTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
LIST OF TABLES

SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION
1.0 Introduction
1.1 Objectives
1.2 Background Considerations
1.2.0 Estimating Scottish population totals
1.2.1 Generating data on average angler expenditure and other variables
1.2.2 Assessment of non Scottish sea anglers
1.2.3 Assessment of Young Anglers

SECTION 2 KEY PRINCIPLES AND LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0 Introduction to Economic Evaluations.
2.1 A Brief Overview of Economic Value.
2.1.0 NEV of Sea Angling in Scotland.
2.2 Examples of Previous Assessments of the Economic Value of UK Recreational Fisheries.
2.3 An Overview of Economic Impact Assessment
2.3.0 Angler Substitution Possibilities
2.3.1 Distinction between "economic activity supported" and "economic impact"
2.3.2 Regional expenditure and its direct, indirect and induced effects.
2.3.3 Regional impact of changes in angling activity
2.4 Using the results to assess regional economic impacts.
2.5 Using the results to inform resource allocation.
2.6 Previous Assessments of the Economic Impact of UK Recreational Fisheries.
2.6.0 Economic Impact Studies in England and Wales
2.6.1 Scottish Impact Studies

SECTION 3 AN OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH METHODS
3.0 Objective A (What is the economic impact of recreational sea angling in Scotland)
3.0.0 The Geographical Boundaries
3.0.1 Economic Modelling
3.0.2 Non-Specific Expenditure
3.1 Objective B (Where are the important local centres for sea angling in Scotland?)
3.2 Objective C. (What are the main competing areas both within and outwith Scotland?)
3.3 Objective D. (What are the principal characteristics of the recreational sea angling sector?)
3.4 Objective E. (What are the key trends in the sector?)
3.5 Objective F. (What are the future prospect for the sector)

SECTION 4 SURVEYS AND OTHER DATA SOURCES
4.0 The Omnibus Survey
4.1 The Internet Survey
4.2 Case Study Data Collection
4.3 Stakeholder Interviews
4.4 GIS Analysis
4.5 Secondary Data Sources
4.5.0 UK Tourist Survey
4.5.1 Time Use Survey
4.5.2 The TNS Fishing Report (2007)

SECTION 5 PROCEDURES, ASSUMPTIONS AND MODELS
5.0 Introduction
5.1 Scottish Participation Rates, Angler Numbers and Angler Days
5.2 Visitor Angler Numbers and Angler Days
5.3 Angler Days and Numbers for those under 18.
5.4 Daily Expenditure
5.5 Accommodation Costs
5.6 Charter Costs
5.7 Non Specific/Capital Costs
5.8 Activity at Destination Region
5.9 Identifying Substitution and Displacement
5.10 "Best" and "Robust" Estimates
5.11 Analysis of Non-Quantitative Data
5.12 Estimation of Economic Impact

SECTION 6 THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SEA ANGLING
6.0 Introduction
6.1 Dumfries and Galloway
6.1.0 Introduction
6.1.1 Locations
6.1.2 Sea Anglers and Angling Activity
6.1.3 Target Species
6.1.4 Expenditure
6.1.5 Economic Contribution
6.1.6 Economic Impact
6.1.7 Key Ratios
6.2 Argyll and Lochaber
6.2.0 Introduction
6.2.1 Locations
6.2.2 Sea Anglers and Angling Activity
6.2.3 Target Species
6.2.4 Expenditure
6.2.5 Economic Contribution
6.2.6 Economic Impact
6.2.7 Key Ratios
6.3 Northern Scotland
6.3.0 Introduction
6.3.1 Locations
6.3.2 Sea Anglers and Angling Activity
6.3.3 Target Species
6.3.4 Expenditure
6.3.5 Economic Contribution
6.3.6 Economic Impact
6.3.7 Key Ratios
6.4 North East Scotland
6.4.0 Introduction
6.4.1 Locations
6.4.2 Sea Anglers and Angling Activity
6.4.3 Target Species
6.4.4 Expenditure
6.4.5 Economic Contribution
6.4.6 Economic Impact
6.4.7 Key Ratios
6.5 Edinburgh and East
6.5.0 Introduction
6.5.1 Locations
6.5.2 Sea Anglers and Angling Activity
6.5.3 Target Species
6.5.4 Expenditure
6.5.5 Economic Contribution
6.5.6 Economic Impact
6.5.7 Key Ratios
6.6 Glasgow and West
6.6.0 Introduction
6.6.1 Locations
6.6.2 Sea Anglers and Angling Activity
6.6.3 Target Species
6.6.4 Expenditure
6.6.5 Economic Contribution
6.6.6 Economic Impact
6.6.7 Key Ratios
6.7 Western Isles
6.7.0 Introduction
6.7.1 Sea Anglers and Angling Activity
6.7.2 Target Species
6.7.3 Expenditure
6.7.4 Economic Contribution
6.7.5 Economic Impact
6.7.6 Key Ratios
6.8 Orkney and Shetland
6.8.0 Introduction
6.8.1 Sea Anglers and Angling Activity
6.8.2 Target Species
6.8.3 Expenditure
6.8.4 Economic Contribution
6.8.5 Economic Impact
6.8.6 Key Ratios
6.9 SCOTLAND
6.9.0 Introduction
6.9.1 Activity Rates and Sea Angler Numbers
6.9.2 Angler Days
6.9.3 Types of Fishing
6.9.4 Species
6.9.5 Expenditure
6.9.6 Economic Contribution
6.9.7 Economic Impact
6.9.8 Key Ratios
6.9.9 Summary Conclusion on Scotland

SECTION 7 CASE STUDY ANALYSIS
7.0 Introduction
7.1 The Upper Clyde
7.1.0 Description of area
7.1.1 Species
7.1.2 Shore angling
7.1.3 Boat angling
7.1.4 Estimated Angler Activity, Expenditure and Employment.
7.1.5 The Suppliers
7.1.6 Direct Employment
7.1.7 History
7.1.8 Future Prospects
7.1.9 Conclusion
7.2 Luce Bay
7.2.0 Description of area
7.2.1 Species
7.2.2 Shore angling
7.2.3 Boat angling
7.2.4 Estimated Angler Activity
7.2.5 Expenditure and Employment
7.2.6 History
7.2.7 Future Prospects
7.3 Orkney
7.3.0 Description of area
7.3.1 Species
7.3.2 Shore angling
7.3.3 Boat angling
7.3.4 The Suppliers
7.3.5 Estimated Angler Activity
7.3.6 Direct Employment
7.3.7 History
7.3.8 Future Prospects
7.4 Stonehaven to Arbroath
7.4.0 Description of area
7.4.1 Species
7.4.2 Shore angling
7.4.3 Boat angling
7.4.4 Estimated Angler Activity
7.4.5 Suppliers and Direct Employment
7.4.6 Future Prospects
7.5 Loch Etive
7.5.0 Description of area
7.5.1 Species
7.5.2 Shore angling
7.5.3 Boat angling
7.5.4 Estimated Angler Activity, Expenditure and Employment.
7.5.5 Future Prospects

SECTION 8 TRENDS AND PROSPECTS
8.0 Profile of the Sea Angler
8.1 Sea Angling Archetypes
8.1.0 The Sports and Competition Angler
8.1.1 The Social Angler
8.1.2 The Weekend Away Angler
8.1.3 The Family on Holiday
8.1.4 The Evening Angler
8.2 Angler Behaviour: Past and Future
8.3 The Views of the Anglers
8.4 Factors that determine success of a location
8.5 A SWOT Analysis of the Industry
8.5.0 Strengths.
8.5.1 Weaknesses
8.5.2 Opportunities
8.5.3 Threats
8.6 Future Prospects

SECTION 9 SUMMARY OF RESULTS
9.1 Scottish and Regional Angler Effort and Expenditure
9.2 The Economic Contribution of Sea Angling to Scotland
9.3 The Economic Contribution of Sea Angling to Scottish Regions
9.4 The Important Local Centres for Sea Angling in Scotland
9.5 The Main Competing Areas Within and Outwith Scotland.
9.6 The Principal Characteristics of the Recreational Sea Angling Sector
9.7 The Key Trends in the Sector
9.8 The Future Prospects for the Sector

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Classical and Robust Estimates
Appendix 2 Implementation of the DREAM model
Appendix 3 References
Appendix 4 Internet Survey
Appendix 5 Comment List
Appendix 6 Stakeholder Questionnaires
Appendix 7 GIS Procedures
Appendix 8 DREAM Output