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Title: Economic value of aquatic vegetation to fisheries
Authors: Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Kirk, James Philip, 1948-
Henderson, Jim E.
Keywords: Aquatic vegetation
Angler creel surveys
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical bulletin
Summary: Studies have begun, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, to survey angler expenditures and perceptions in relation to aquatic vegetation coverage in two South Carolina reservoirs. Economic models using expenditure data gathered from creels will be used to estimate the value of aquatic vegetation to anglers. The quality of questions in the surveys has been improved to provide better information for economic models. Future efforts will involve further creeling, perhaps the addition of another reservoir (Lake Marion), and surveys of other user groups. Information and techniques derived from this study will be used to assist in making aquatic plant management decisions and to provide economic justification for control efforts not just in South Carolina, but potentially other reservoirs and waterways.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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