chapter  3
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The Probability of Participation in Recreational Fishing

The first choice in the individual's chain of decisions about recreational

fishing, as outlined in chapter 1, is whether or not to do some fishing.

This decision logically precedes the decisions of what species of fish to

seek and how much time to spend per year seeking them. This chapter

discusses the modeling of the fishing participation decision using logit

and ordinary least squares (OLS) binary choice models.1