Salmon angling as a resource in regional development in the Swedish counties Norrbotten and Västerbotten
1998 (English)In: Recreational Fisheries: Social, Economic and Management Aspects / [ed] Phil Hickley and Helena Tompkins, Oxford: Fishing News Books Ltd , 1998, 142-149 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Around the world, sportfishing for salmon is a major industry. Rivers attracting salmon anglers can make a big contribution to the local economy. As a result of exploitation and environmental impacts most of the approximately 70 former salmon rivers in the Baltic basin have been damaged and lost their spawning capacity. There is, however, a big potential for salmon angling in the remaining salmon rivers entering the Baltic sea, especially in the Swedish counties of Norrbotten and Västerbotten in north Sweden. The chapter aims to describe the effects of a possible future situation with full scale sportfishing for salmon in northern Sweden. An assessment was made of the aggregate economic effects based on the hypothetical future scenario taking into account the potential amount of salmon returning to the rivers included in our study. The economic estimate is based on a catch amounting to 300 tonnes per year. This return may support an angling activity with approximately 300 000 days in the whole region. Transformed into economic terms this could lead to a total economic impact of about SEK200 million per annum, economic multipliers included.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Fishing News Books Ltd , 1998. 142-149 p.
Research subject Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33660ISBN: 0852382480ISBN: 9780852382486OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-33660DiVA: diva2:316584