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Needles in a Haystack: Cost-Effective Sampling of Marine Sport Anglers
MARIO F. TEISL and KEVIN J. BOYLE
Marine Resource Economics
Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1997), pp. 1-10
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42629178
Page Count: 10
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An obstacle to conducting economic studies of marine sport anglers is the difficulty and expense in drawing a representative sample. Unlike inland fishing, where licenses are required in all states, only selected states require a marine sport fishing license and these licenses usually only cover selected marine fishing activities. Currently, there are no low cost methods of obtaining a representative sample of marine anglers because they are generally not licensed, use multiple access points, and represent a small proportion of the general population. The difficulty and expense of drawing a representative sample may have stifled attempts to study marine anglers. We test alternative sampling strategies by comparing the characteristics of a representative sample of experienced marine anglers with the characteristics of two other samples using multivariate and univariate analysis techniques. We conclude a sample of marine anglers drawn from the population of licensed inland anglers is not significantly different from the representative sample of experienced marine anglers.
Marine Resource Economics © 1997 MRE Foundation, Inc.