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Economic Analysis Of The Upper South River Special Regulation Area In Augusta County, Virginia, Brian Rapp Dec 2012

Economic Analysis Of The Upper South River Special Regulation Area In Augusta County, Virginia, Brian Rapp

Masters Theses

The Upper South River Special Regulation Area (SRA) is a fishery in Augusta County, Virginia that opened as a trout fishery in January 2011. There is a need to estimate the economic impact of the fishery on the local community in order to find the value of the fishery. The economic value of the fishery is important because of its implications in the management practices as well as funding for future restoration and conservation projects. In this study, the economic impact was estimated to be $78,181 from January 2011 through June 2012. This was calculated based on prior surveys ...