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Eliciting Willingness-to-Pay from Canadian Recreational Anglers to Fish on Watersheds Adopting Novel eDNA Toolkits: A Contingent Valuation Approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Li, Tongzhe
dc.contributor.author Smith, Conor
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-14T21:59:45Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-14T21:59:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2021-09
dc.date.created 2021-09-09
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26422
dc.description.abstract This study employs a contingent valuation survey to elicit willingness-to-pay (WTP) responses from Canadian recreational anglers to fish on their preferred watersheds were they to adopt novel eDNA toolkits. The survey gathered responses from 999 Canadian recreational anglers using a double-bounded dichotomous-choice format. Other than WTP elicitation, this study also identifies how the provision of information influences WTP. Results from this study indicate that the provision of information has no significant effect on respondents’ WTP. It is found that Canadian recreational anglers would be willing to pay premiums between 7%-33% on previously reported annual fishing expenditure to fish on watersheds adopting novel eDNA toolkits. Findings from this study can be used to influence the future fisheries management policies, and it is argued that the expected increase in social welfare causes recreational anglers to have strong preferences for the adoption of this technology regardless of the information they are exposed to. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Genome Canada, Genomic Network for Fish Identification, Stress and Health en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject environmental DNA en_US
dc.subject willingness-to-pay en_US
dc.subject recreational angler en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject genomic en_US
dc.title Eliciting Willingness-to-Pay from Canadian Recreational Anglers to Fish on Watersheds Adopting Novel eDNA Toolkits: A Contingent Valuation Approach en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
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