Short Citation:
Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 2019: Northeast Groundfish Recreational demand survey of anglers, ME through NJ, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/27524.

Item Identification

Title: Northeast Groundfish Recreational demand survey of anglers, ME through NJ
Short Name: Northeast Groundfish Recreational demand survey of anglers, ME through NJ
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Stated preference choice experiment data were collected in conjunction with NMFS’ Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey (MRFSS) along the coastal states of Maine through New Jersey during calendar year 2009. All anglers intercepted in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey for the MRFSS were asked to participate in a voluntary follow-up mail survey. Anglers who agreed to participate in the follow-up were sent mail questionnaires using a modified Dillman Tailored Design. The choice experiment survey asked anglers that have targeted Gulf of Maine cod, haddock, or pollock to simultaneously compare features of different hypothetical fishing trips and then to choose the trip they liked best. The features or attributes varied across trips and included bag and size limits of each species, the number of legal-sized fish caught of each species, the number of sub-legal sized fish caught of each species, the number of other types of fish that were legally kept, the trip length in hours, and the total trip cost. Respondents were also permitted to choose an opt-out option which was “Do something other than saltwater fishing.” The collection of choice responses from the various choice scenarios allows for the examination of tradeoffs and behavioral responses to various biological and regulatory changes. A total of 4,577 surveys were mailed out and 1,491 completed mail surveys were returned for a response rate of 33%.

Purpose:

The collection of choice responses from the various choice scenarios allows for the examination of tradeoffs and behavioral responses to various biological and regulatory changes.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Choice experiment
None demand models
None Northeast groundfish
None recreational fishing
None stated preference
None valuation models

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 2009

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Gulf of Maine
None New Jersey
None New York

Physical Location

Organization: NEFSC Woods Hole Lab
City: Woods Hole
State/Province: MA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: SAS data sets (version 7)
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 231343
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Steinback, Scott
Address: 15 Carlson Lane
Falmouth, MA 02540
Email Address: scott.steinback@noaa.gov
Phone: 508-495-4701

Distributor

CC ID: 231346
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Steinback, Scott
Address: 15 Carlson Lane
Falmouth, MA 02540
Email Address: scott.steinback@noaa.gov
Phone: 508-495-4701

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 231344
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Steinback, Scott
Address: 15 Carlson Lane
Falmouth, MA 02540
Email Address: scott.steinback@noaa.gov
Phone: 508-495-4701

Originator

CC ID: 231345
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Steinback, Scott
Address: 15 Carlson Lane
Falmouth, MA 02540
Email Address: scott.steinback@noaa.gov
Phone: 508-495-4701

Point of Contact

CC ID: 231342
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Steinback, Scott
Address: 15 Carlson Lane
Falmouth, MA 02540
Email Address: scott.steinback@noaa.gov
Phone: 508-495-4701

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 231387
Description

Recreational fishermen fishing in the Gulf of Maine, NY, and NJ

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 231388
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-03
End: 2010-02
Description:

Data collection began in March, 2009 and ended in February, 2010

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Policy:

Data access usually requires a formal written request

Data Access Procedure:

Contact owner for access

NEFSC Data Access Procedure:

1. Formal request in writing usually to the data owner/contact or Center Director;

2. Requester is contacted by data owner to review and verify the request content and details for data delivery options.

3. If data is confidential then owner will determine if the data may be released to the requester;

4. If data can be released, the data is downloaded and packaged for delivery electronically; or the requester may be directed to where the data is available online.

Data Access Constraints:

Contact owner for special instructions on using the data sets

NEFSC Data Access Constraint:

If data is stored on an internal NEFSC network, the requester may not have direct access to query the data unless they are also authorized for network access.

Data Use Constraints:

None, but contact owner for special instructions on using the data sets

Metadata Access Constraints:

None, but contact owner for special instructions on using the data sets

Metadata Use Constraints:

None, but contact owner for special instructions on using the data sets

Technical Environment

Description:

Unix SAS data sets (version 7), 6 bi-monthly data sets totaling 17,528 KB

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Raw survey data

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Followed Dillman total design method shown to increase response rates and data accuracy

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: not applicable
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

not applicable

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: NARA
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: none
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Archival of source data preserving unaltered collected data, Scheduled backups, Remote storage backups, Password protection

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

voluntary mail surveys were designed by a contract firm with input from NMFS to collect information from recreational anglers; They were pre-tested with industry members, mailed out, reviewed, and entered into electronic form and audited.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
Entity (ENT) Mailsurvey
Entity (ENT) i8

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 27524
Metadata Record Created By: Patricia L Jones
Metadata Record Created: 2015-09-27 20:08+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-04-07
Owner Org: NEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-04-08