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Barry, L,van Rensburg, TM,Hynes, S
2011
December
Marine Policy
Improving the recreational value of Ireland's coastal resources: A contingent behavioural application
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Contingent behaviour model Willingness to pay Coastal recreation Public access USE FOREST MANAGEMENT PUBLIC-ACCESS RURAL TOURISM ECONOMIC-BENEFITS WATER-QUALITY BEACH ACCESS PREFERENCES PERCEPTIONS WALKING CHOICE
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This paper measures willingness to pay (WTP) for public access to additional beach area and trail improvements to a coastal recreational site in the west of Ireland. The Contingent Behaviour model is used to measure the increased number of trips associated with improved public access using a connecting trail between two beach areas along a stretch of Irish coastline. Results show that improving access through the use of the connecting trail increases consumer surplus by (sic)111.15 per person per annum. It is argued that in designing new regulation such as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for the management of Ireland's coastline, an understanding of the values the Irish public place on coastal recreational access will be important to manage the resource in a sustainable manner. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2011.01.009
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