Marine protected areas - substantiating their worth

Helen Glenn, Premachandra Wattage, S. Mardle, T. Van Rensburg, A. Grehan, N. Foley

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Abstract

With the UK Marine Bill promoting the creation of a network of marine protected areas and similar commitments in other countries there is a need for tools to assist in their design and management. Although physical science often drives designation, the implementation of marine protected areas also encompasses political and socio-economic issues. This paper focuses on one tool in the armoury of decision-makers: choice experiments. It illustrates its application to the quantification of aspects of socio-economic value not readily incorporated into the evaluation of the costs and benefits of marine protected areas utilising cold-water deep coral reefs off the Republic of Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-430
Number of pages10
JournalMarine Policy
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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