Expenditure And Willingness-To-Pay Survey Of Caribbean Billfish Anglers: Summary Report
This circular summarizes the methods and results of a survey designed to estimate angler expenditures and willingness-to-pay (WTP) for billfish recreational fishing in the Caribbean. The survey conducted in 2017 found that the value of billfish recreational fishing and expenditures by recreational fishers are very high in the region. The results demonstrate that there is the potential to raise conservation funds from this resource user group. This study estimated that one more billfish caught in the Caribbean, regardless of the disposition of that catch, was worth USD 761, with USD 1 494 for an additional trophy fish caught.