Recreational fisheries economics between illusion and reality: The case of Algeria

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Recreational fishing is often perceived as harmless when it comes to fisheries management, and its impact often estimated to surpass the economic outcomes of e.g. large-scale fisheries. Recreational fisheries are often an indication of political stability and sound ecosystem management. However, despite a high economic impact, the economic costs on traditional and small-scale commercial fishers is yet to be known. This paper answers the question of how unregulated recreational fisheries could rather generate a loss to an economy, and cause unfair competition with existing commercial sectors using the example of Algeria. This paper assesses catches and economic value of recreational fisheries in Algeria, and finds that over 6,000 tonnes reach commercial markets annually, competing directly with the small-scale artisanal sector, while selling recreationally caught fish is still illegal. The paper further finds that the public is thereby deprived—through lost tax, licence income and landed value of $45 million US annually.

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Babali, N., Kacher, M., Belhabib, D., Louanchi, F., & Pauly, D. (2018). Recreational fisheries economics between illusion and reality: The case of Algeria. PLoS ONE, 13(8). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201602

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