This report examines the potential economic benefits to regional communities from the Queensland inshore fisheries (pot, net and line fisheries). In doing so, the project has developed a series of questionnaires and analysis tools that could be potentially applied in other regions with fairly minimal modification. The report outlines the theory underpinning these methods, as well as their application. The results of the analysis indicate that the inshore fisheries produce substantial local benefits well in excess of their own gross value product (GVP).
The study was undertaken by economists and social scientists from CSIRO and JCU, with significant input from research students from QUT also.
Pascoe, S., Innes, J., Tobin, R., Stoeckl, N., Paredes, S., & Dauth, K. (2016). Beyond GVP: The value of inshore commercial fisheries to fishers and consumers in regional communities on Queensland’s east coast: Final Report. (Project No 2013-301). Canberra: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.