Economic Management of Marine Living Resources: A Practical Introduction

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Routledge, Oct 18, 2013 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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This textbook has two main objectives. Firstly, it outlines the problems associated with the management and conservation of marine living resources, with particular attention given to the twin concepts of economic value and sustainability. It demonstrates the contribution that economics can make to understanding these problems as well as helping to frame policies to mitigate them. Secondly, it looks in detail at the key methods that may be used to collect and analyse socio-economic data, oriented towards the information needs of decision makers and stakeholders involved in fisheries management. Together, these two objectives address the question: how does society make the best use of its marine living resources?
 

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Contents

1 Marine Living Resources and Their Economic Significance
1
2 Overfishing and the Need for Management
25
3 Collecting and Using Socioeconomic Data on Fisheries
49
4 Project Appraisal in Fisheries and Aquaculture
63
5 Markets and Prices for Seafood Products
81
6 Assessing Pollution Damages to Commercial Fisheries
97
7 Marine Resource Management and the Problem of Nonmarket Values
117
Appendices
137
References
151
Further Reading
161
Index
165
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David Whitmarsh was Professor of Marine Resource Management at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where he was also part of the CEMARE research group within the Department of Economics.

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