Appendix B - Questionnaire to recreational anglers
Purpose of the survey (only mention if required by the respondent):
The purpose of this survey is to provide more understanding on the economic impact of recreational fishing for Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT), particularly as this fishery has not been recognised in the national allocation of the 'global' SBT catch limit by the Commonwealth.
This study will play a key role in informing resource sharing decisions to secure a long term share of the Southern Bluefin Tuna fishery for recreational fishers.
Good Morning I am __________ from AFS Smart Askers and we are doing a survey today into the perceptions and the value of Southern Bluefin Tuna fishing in Portland. The results of this survey will help to determine recreational fishing resources in the Portland area. The survey will take about 10 minutes. Are you willing to participate?
|Before we start, may I ask if you are here today for recreational fishing?
|No → Thank and terminate
|Are you targeting Southern Bluefin Tuna?
|Yes and other species
|No → Thank and terminate
|(CHECK IF NECESSARY): And are you under or over 15?
|Under 15 → Thank and terminate
|15 and over
|Do you live in Portland or are you visiting?
|Live in Portland → go to Section A
|Visiting → go to Section B
SECTION A - This section is answered by people who live in Portland (Q1 = 1)
|Can I confirm that your postcode is 3305?
|No (if postcode is not 3305 code check that they live in Portland )
SECTION B - This section is answered by people who are visiting in Portland (Q1 = 2)
|What is your postcode? (code 9999 if unknown)
|If postcode not known ask:
In what town or suburb and state do you live?
|I would now like to ask you some questions about your trip to Portland
|How did you travel to Portland (you can select more than one option)? M/R. [SHOW CARD]
|Your own car
|Someone else's private vehicle
|Is your trip to Portland organised ...
|solely for fishing
|mainly for other purposes (e.g. a holiday)
|for both fishing and other purposes
|About how many days do you plan to fish during this trip? (record value)
|Are you on this trip to Portland alone or are you accompanied?
|Alone → Go to C1
|Accompanied → Go to B5a
|If accompanied (B5 = 2)
|How many people are accompanying you on the trip? (record value)
SECTION C – This section is answered by all persons
|Now I would like to ask you about your participation in Portland's Southern Bluefin Tuna season.
|How many days do you plan to fishing Portland during the 2012 Southern Bluefin Tuna season? (record value)
|About how many days would you spend fishing in any other destination in Australia in 2012? A fishing trip is one requiring travel (record number)
|Would you be fishing in Portland if there were no Southern Bluefin Tuna?
|Would you be fishing in Portland if there were less Southern Bluefin Tuna?
|I would now like to ask you some questions about your fishing here today.
|Today are you fishing alone or with others?
|Alone → Go to C5
|With others → Go to C4a
|If with others (C4 = 2)
|How many other people are fishing with you today? (record value)
|About how many hours today [do you envisage spending in fishing / have you spent fishing]? (record value)
|Do you 'catch and release' or 'catch to keep' or both?
|Catch and release
|Catch to keep
|How many fish did you catch (or would you realistically expect to catch) today?
|Catch and release - Southern Bluefin Tuna
|Catch to keep - Southern Bluefin Tuna
|Catch and release - Other species
|Catch to keep - Other species
|Are you using a private or charter boat or other?
SECTION D - This section is answered by all persons
|Now I would like to ask you a few questions about the costs associated with your fishing trip.
|Do you have any FIXED ANNUAL costs associated with your fishing activities, e.g. private boat or other items owned?
|Yes → Go to D1a
|No → go to D2/D3
|About how much of those expenses would be for a boat?
(record $ value, if no boat record $ 0.00 )
|Can you specify expenses for any specific other items? (record $ value if any specified)
|(SPECIFY OTHER ITEMS)
|(SPECIFY OTHER ITEMS)
|(SPECIFY OTHER ITEMS)
If Q1=1 (lives in Portland) ask:
For each category listed on the card [SHOW CARD D2], can you provide an estimate of the expenditure associated with that category for your fishing trip TODAY
If Q1=2 and B3=1 (visiting Portland and purpose of trip is solely fishing) ask:
For each category listed on this card [SHOW CARD D2], can you provide an estimate of the expenditure associated with that category for your ENTIRE fishing trip to Portland
If Q1=2 and B3=2 or 3 (visiting Portland and the purpose of trip not solely for fishing) ask:
For each category listed on this card [SHOW CARD D2], can you provide an estimate of the expenditure associated with that category for your ENTIRE fishing trip to Portland and provide a guess of the proportion of the expenditure which you would attribute to the fishing component of the trip. (you may need to prompt for expenditure $ then proportion due to fishing)
(Record no expenditure as $0)
|% Expenditure related to fishing
|Boat charter fees
|Equipment hiring (excluding boat related)
|Fuel for boat
|Fuel for motor vehicle transport
|Other Transport costs
|Food and drink from restaurants, hotels, clubs, takeaway outlets and related
|Food bought at a shop/supermarket
|Drinks bought at a shop/supermarket
I would now like to ask you about your recreational value of this fishery.
Currently, the access to the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery (SBT) for recreational fishing competes with the use of commercial fishing.
|Which of the following options would you prefer:
|Continue accessing the SBT fishery as it is, unsecured with a probability that catches would decline over time.
|Access the SBT fishery with a fixed secured quota for recreational purposes
|Would you be willing to pay for a one-off right to secure your recreational fishing experience that is currently available in the SBT fishery?
|Yes → How much? (SPECIFY)
|If the costs of your trip had increased by 10%, would you still be planning to come to Portland for recreational fishing?
|If the costs of your trip had increased by 20%, would you still be planning to come to Portland for recreational fishing?
|If the costs of your trip had increased by 50%, would you still be planning to come to Portland for recreational fishing?
|How many more kilometres would you be willing to travel in Australia if the Tuna weren't coming to Portland and instead were being caught off a different port?
(If don't know leave blank. If would not travel to another port, record 0)
|If unable to estimate a value for D5a ask
Can you name a series of alternate fishing locations along the coast where you might go for the equivalent fishing experience you had here?
(Write location/s, provide a list of locations if difficult to the respondent)
Example of some fishing locations in South Australia:
1. South East, South Australia, e.g. Mount Gambier (Yes/No)
2. Gulf St. Vincent, South Australia (Yes/No)
3. Port Lincoln, South Australia (Yes/No)
4. West Coast, South Australia (Yes/No)
Section E -Fishing affiliation and licensing
|Are you part of a fishing club or association? (yes/no) Which one?
|What type of fishing licence do you have? (SPECIFY)
|Do not need (i.e., over 60) → SKIP TO END
|Where did you buy your fishing licence?
|Directly in Portland
|Elsewhere in Victoria or over the internet
|And when did you buy it?
Thank and close
CONFIRMING THAT MY NAME IS _______ FROM AFS. THIS SURVEY WAS CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PRIVACY ACT AND THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED WILL BE USED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY. NO INDIVIDUAL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS STUDY WILL BE IDENTIFIED. THERE IS A 10% CHANCE THAT MY SUPERVISOR MAY RING YOU FOR VALIDATION PURPOSES. CAN I PLEASE GET YOUR NAME AND A CONTACT PHONE NUMBER?
I hereby certify that this is an accurate and complete interview, conducted in accordance with my instructions and the ICC/ESOMAR International Code.