Paper Title
Climate Change Threat Assessment to Marine Environment: A Multi-Attribute Framework Approach

Using data extracted from the 2013 National Saltwater Angler Survey, this study examined saltwater anglers’ responses to the climate change threat to marine environment in a multi-attribute framework. Using the form of the Likerttype scale ranging from arbitrarily low to high values in some ordered form, the ordered logit model was employed. The empirical results suggested that saltwater anglers’ age, gender, certain income level, certain education level, and region were the important factors influencing the self-selection preferences of climate change threat to marine environment. The results of this study may provide baseline information about saltwater anglers’ understanding towards marine environmental threats due to climate change that should be targets for marine fisheries management campaign. Keywords - Climate Change Threat, Marine Environment, Ordered Logit Model, Saltwater Anglers.