A cost-effectiveness analysis of alternative survey methods used for the monitoring of marine recreational fishing in France

Type Article
Date 2017-03
Language English
Author(s) Bellanger Manuel1, Levrel Harold1, 2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, IUEM, UMR AMURE 6308, Rue Dumont Urville, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : AgroParisTech, UMR CIRED, Campus Jardin Trop,45 Bis,Ave Belle Gabrielle, F-94736 Nogent Sur Marne, France.
Source Ocean & Coastal Management (0964-5691) (Elsevier Sci Ltd), 2017-03 , Vol. 138 , P. 19-28
DOI 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.01.007
WOS© Times Cited 26
Abstract The growth of marine recreational activities raises the issues of the current lack of knowledge on these activities and the information required to assess their potential impacts. Indeed, the monitoring of unrecorded activities is a great challenge, especially when basic information, such as the size of the population practicing the different activities, is unknown. In this paper, the experience of the monitoring of marine recreational fishing was used to carry out a diagnosis study to assess the cost-effectiveness of survey methods used in France between 2004 and 2012. Costs of alternative surveys were balanced with data quality, and particular attention was paid to potential biases. Results showed that the involvement of citizens through diary surveys could be a cost-effective option when the recruitment of participants complied with randomness and representativeness requirements. The outcomes of this study provide useful insights to help managers and decision makers implement monitoring schemes in similar contexts.
Full Text
File Pages Size Access
10 499 KB Access on demand
2 86 KB Access on demand
Author's final draft 39 848 KB Open access
Top of the page