The Aquacultural Suppliers of
Recreational Fish (ASRF)
Economic Contributions to the Western United States
This collection of information reports the major results of the study entitled “Economic Impacts of Private Sector Aquaculture-Based Recreational Fishing in the Western USA”, sponsored by the Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC).
The primary objective of the study was to collect primary data from three distinct subpopulations (ASRF producers, their direct customers, and recreational anglers) and prepare an economic report quantifying the magnitude and value of the economic contributions of the ASRF industry.
Below, you will find a collection of materials (including factsheets, reports, and presentations) that document the economic activities associated with this industry. Should you have any questions about these materials, or would like to request an interview or presentation of this material, please contact principal investigator
, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University.
D. Deisenroth and C. Bond.
The Economic Contribution of the Private, Recreation-Based Aquaculture Industry in the Western United States.
October 2010. 114 pp.
This .pdf document provides a comprehensive look at the data and analysis compiled and completed for this project. It includes information about the sampling frame, methodology, data, and results used to estimate the economic contributions of the ASRF industry in the Western United States.
EDR 10-01. D. Deisenroth and C. Bond.
The Aquacultural Suppliers of Recreational Fish (ASRF): A Look at the Freshwater Recreational Fish Industry in the Western United States.
March 2010. 11 pp.
This fact sheet summarizes the annual sales and cost structure of the Aquacultural Suppliers of Recreational Fish (ASRF) industry in the Western United States, and estimates the economic contributions associated with the industry's expenditures on inputs (backward linkages). The data is based on a survey of all identified ASRF producers in the Western states.
Economic Contributions of Private, Recreation-Based Aquaculture in the Western United States (with notes)
Presentation with notes that can be used by members of the project team and others by request. Large file in .pptx format
Economic Contributions of Private, Recreation-Based Aquaculture in the Western United States
Presented to the 2010 WRAC IAC/TC Meeting, Spokane, WA, October 6, 2010. In .pdf format.
Aquaculture and Stocking Recreational Water in the West - A Socioeconomic Assessment
Presented to the Aquaculture 2010 Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 4, 2010. In .pdf format
Glossy #1: A full-color document summarizing the project results designed for double-sided printing in a glossy format.
Private Fish Hatcheries Promote Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Income in the West
C. Bond., et al.
Economic Impacts of Private Sector Aquaculture-Based Recreational Fishing in the Western USA.
July 2006. 50 pp.
This .pdf document is the full proposal submitted to (and subsequently funded by) the Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC) in July, 2006. It details the objectives of the project, as well well as the qualifications of the original research personnel.
This project was a collaborative effort between a number of research universities, the Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC), and the aquaculture industry. Participants in the research included:
Dr. Craig A. Bond, Colorado State University
Daniel Deisenroth, Colorado State University
Dr. Steve Davies, Colorado State University
Dr. John Loomis, Colorado State University
Dr. Y. Hossein Farzin, University of California, Davis
Dr. Andrew Seidl, Colorado State Unviersity
Dr. Gunnar Knapp, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Dr. Fred Conte, University of California, Davis
Dr. John Boren, New Mexico State University
Gary Fornshell, University of Idaho
Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons, University of Arizona
Dr. Chris Myrick, Colorado State University
Timothy Rakitan, University of California, Davis
Jay Griebling, Colorado State University
Ken Cline, Cline Trout Farms, Boulder, CO
Rebecca Cooper, Cline Trout Farms, Boulder, CO
The project team would also like to thank Liley Fisheries and E and J Fish Farms, along with the producers and customers of the ASRF industry and the anglers that enjoy thier products, for their cooperation in this project.