Economic contribution of visiting Salmon anglers to the Moy and Corrib fisheries


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July 27, 2018 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Cover for Economic contribution of visiting Salmon anglers to the Moy and Corrib fisheries Authors: Gianluca Grilli , Gavin Landgraf , John Curtis , Stephen Hynes

This research paper considers salmon anglers visiting two of the top Atlantic salmon fisheries in the country, the Corrib in Co. Galway and the river Moy, at Ballina, Co. Mayo.  Salmon fishing at these premier locations is highly valued with total willingness to pay estimated in excess of €800/day, however, the research also finds that tourist anglers are very sensitive to price.  Expenditure by anglers visiting these fisheries is approximately €300/day excluding travel costs, which benefits local economies.  The research also finds that spending by international anglers is not any higher than domestic tourist anglers, indicating that international anglers are not necessarily more lucrative to the local economy. An unexpected finding is that even when allowing for differences in travel costs there is reluctance among domestic tourist anglers to travel to these two fisheries.


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