How much do recreational fishers contribute to the NSW economy? Help University of Wollongong with their study.
Recreational fishers contribute to local and regional economies in NSW through their expenditures on fishing gear, and their expenditures on items such as food and drink, accommodations and fuel when they travel to fishing sites.
The University of Wollongong is asking fishers to complete a survey answering questions about their fishing-related spending in order to quantify the contribution recreational fishers make to the NSW economy. This will help identify the value in maintaining or improving recreational fisher access to key recreational fish species and sites, and supports ongoing management of fresh and saltwater recreational fisheries.
The University of Wollongong is inviting you to complete an online survey, which will ask you about your general fishing activity and then more specific questions about your most recent fishing trip, including how far you travelled, what you spent money on and which species you were hoping to catch. This survey should take about 20 minutes to complete.
You can access the survey by following this link: https://uow.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ZpAfS3Pls1keWO
This online survey will close on 30 September 2022, so get in quick if you want to participate!
This project is receiving contributing funds from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust.
Note: This article was copied directly from the NSW Recreational Fishing Newsletter- August 2022