Title:

Recreational fishing and human wellbeing: insights from existing data and development of best practice approaches to future measurement

Project Number:

2018-095

Organisation:

University of Canberra

Principal Investigator:

Jacki Schirmer

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$46,000.00

Program(s):

Communities, People

Objectives

1. Understand whether engaging in recreational fishing (or in particular types or frequency of fishing) is associated with improved health and wellbeing for individual recreational fishers using available datasets

2. Identify best practice methods for establishing a causal relationship between (i) engaging in fishing and (ii) health and wellbeing outcomes for individual recreational fishers

3. Produce proposed set of measures and associated methodology that can be used to robustly measure causal association between engaging in fishing and health & wellbeing for individual recreational fishers and that can be used to provide valuation of these benefits for the broader economy