Edward Morey

Recreational Fishing Damages from Fish Consumption Advisories

in the Waters of Green Bay

William S. Breffle

Edward R. Morey

Robert D. Rowe

Donald M. Waldman

Sonya M. Wytinck


Stratus Consulting Inc.

1881 9th Street, Suite 201

Boulder, Colorado 80302

(303) 381-8000

Prepared for

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Department of Interior

U.S. Department of Justice


November 1, 1999


William F. Hartwig

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Regional Director and Authorized Official

Contents by Chapter


The technical details of the models and estimation are in the appendices


Complete table of contents
Figures v
Tables vii
Acronyms xi


Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Background

Chapter 3 Primary Data Collection

Chapter 4 Green Bay Angler Profile

Chapter 5 The Green Bay Choice Questions

Chapter 6 A Combined Revealed Preference and Stated Preference Model of Green Bay Fishing

Chapter 7 The Estimated Model

Chapter 8 Lower-Bound Estimates of 1998 Damages

Chapter 9 Testing the Sensitivity of the WTP Estimates to Modifications to the Model

Chapter 10 Total Recreational Fishing Damages and Conclusions

Chapter 11 References


A. Modeling Consumer Preferences for Green Bay Fishing Days and Fishing Days Using Stated and Revealed Preference Data

B. Estimation

C. Estimated Compensating Variations and Expected Compensating Variations

D. Model Variations

E. Survey Instruments

F. Supporting Data


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