Diving Demand For Large Ship Artificial Reefs

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ashton Morgan Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Using data drawn from a web-based travel cost survey, we jointly modelrevealed and stated preference trip count data in an attempt to estimate the recreationaluse value from diving the intentionally sunk USS Oriskany. Respondents wereasked to report their: (i) actual trips from the previous year, (ii) anticipated trips inthe next year, and (iii) anticipated trips next year assuming a second diveable vessel(a Spruance class destroyer) is sunk in the same vicinity. Results from several differentmodel specifications indicate average per-person, per-trip use values range from$480 to $750. The “bundling” of a second vessel in the area of the Oriskany to createa multiple-ship artificial reef area adds between $220 and $1,160 per diver per yearin value.

Additional Information

Ashton Morgan, Matthew Massey & William L. Huth (2009) "Diving Demand For Large Ship Artificial Reefs." Marine Resource Economics, 24(1), 43-59. Version of Record Available At www.bioone.org
Language: English
Date: 2009
Artificial reefs, diving, recreation demand, combined revealed and stated preferences, non-market valuation

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