Table 16.  Trip data needed on party or charter boat anglers
  • Name and social security number
  • Number in party and relationship to them
  • Vessel identification (name, Coast Guard number, or state registration number)
  • Port of departure
  • Departure date and time
  • Return date and time


  • Target species
  • Catch by species (number and possibly weight)
  • Number released by species
  • Number given to friends, relatives, mate, or captain
  • Number and cash from sale and identity of purchaser


  • Reason(s) for fishing (e.g., enjoyment, food, income) and relative importance
  • Satisfaction with trip
  • Maximum willingness to pay for this trip (fee) (e.g., if your costs for fishing on this day had increased by $X, would you still have gone fishing on that day?)
  • Experience (number of years)
  • Subscription to fishing periodicals?
  • Own motor boat?
  • Part of a vacation? Fishing vacation?
  • Alternative use of this time (e.g., how much money could you have earned if you hadn't taken this trip?)

Money costs (expenses of only the person interviewed)

  • Fee paid for self plus others in party (number and relationship of others paid for)
  • Gear rental
  • Tackle
  • Bait
  • License
  • Filleting service
  • Goods on board (food, drink, tackle, T-shirts, etc.)
  • Travel activities
    • Miles (one way)
    • Time (one way)
    • Travel expenses by category (gas, oil, lodging, food, etc.)

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