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# Steve has just returned from salmon fishing. He was lucky on this trip and brought home two salmon.

Steve has just returned from salmon fishing. He was lucky on this trip and brought home two salmon. Steve's wife, Wendy disapproves of fishing, and to discourage Steve from further fishing trips, she has presented him with the following cost data. The cost per fishing trip is based on an average of 10 fishing trips per year.
Cost per fishing trip:
Depreciation on fishing boat* (annual depreciation of \$1,500/10 trips) \$150
Boat moorage fees (annual rental of \$1,200/10 trips) 120
Expenditures on fishing gear, except for snagged lures (annual expenditures of \$200/10 trips) 20
Snagged fishing lures 7
Fuel and upkeep on boat per trip 25
Junk food consumed during trip 8
Total cost per fishing trip \$334
Cost per salmon (\$334/2salmon) \$167
* The original cost of the boat was \$15,000. It has an estimated useful life of 10 years, after which it will have no resale value. The boat does not wear out through use, but it does become less desirable for resale as it becomes older.
Assuming that the salmon fishing trip Steve has just completed is typical, what costs are relevant to a decision as to whether he should go on another trip this year?
Suppose that on Steve's next fishing trip he gets lucky and catches three salmon in the amount of time it took him to catch two salmon on his last trip. How much would the third salmon have cost him to catch? Explain.
Discuss the costs that are relevant in a decision of whether Steve should give up fishing.

Steve has just returned from salmon fishing. He was lucky on this trip
and brought home two salmon. Steveâs wife, Wendy disapproves of
fishing, and to discourage Steve from further fishing trips, she has
presented him with the following cost data. The cost per fishing trip is
based on an average of 10 fishing trips per year.
Cost per fishing trip:
Depreciation on fishing boat* (annual depreciation of \$1,500/10 trips)
\$150
Boat moorage fees (annual rental of \$1,200/10 trips) 120
Expenditures on fishing gear, except for snagged lures (annual
expenditures of \$200/10 trips) 20
Snagged fishing lures 7
Fuel and upkeep on boat per trip 25
Junk food consumed during trip 8
Total cost per fishing trip \$334
Cost per salmon (\$334/2salmon) \$167
* The original cost of the boat was \$15,000. It has an estimated useful
life of 10 years, after which it will have no resale value. The boat
does not wear out through use, but it does become less desirable for
resale as it becomes older.
Assuming that the salmon fishing trip Steve has just completed is
typical, what costs are relevant to a decision as to whether he should
go on another trip this year?
Suppose that on Steveâs next fishing trip he gets lucky and catches
three salmon in the amount of time it took him to catch two salmon on
his last trip. How much would the third salmon have cost him to catch?
Explain.
Discuss the costs that are relevant in a decision of whether Steve
should give up fishing.

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