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Document Type: Technical Memorandum
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 8462
Title: Puget Sound Recreational Shellfishing Survey: Methodology and Results
Author/Editor: Leif E. Anderson, M. Plummer
Publication Year: 2016
Tech Memo Number: NMFS-NWFSC-132
Pages: 38

The Puget Sound Recreational Shellfishing Survey was administered in 2013 by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center to enable the estimation of changes in economic value associated with biotoxin- and pollution-related clam and oyster harvest closures in Puget Sound, Washington. In particular, data were collected in order to estimate econometric models of recreational demand. This Technical Memorandum describes the methodology used to administer the survey and some of the basic findings, including characteristics of harvest trips and harvester preferences, expenditures, and demographics.

Theme: Ecosystem approach to improve management of marine resources
Foci: Describe the interaction between human activities, particularly harvest of marine resources, and ecosystem function.
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Anderson, L. E., and M. Plummer. 2016. Puget Sound recreational shellfishing survey: Methodology and results. U.S. Dept. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-NWFSC-132, 38 p.