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Economic Analysis Marine Protected Areas : A literature review

TitleEconomic Analysis Marine Protected Areas : A literature review
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAlban, Appéré, Boncoeur, Austen, Higgins, Mangi, Marcos, Maynou, Pérez-Ruzafa, Vandeperre
InstitutionEMPAFISH European Marine Protected Areas as tools for Fisheries management and conservation
Keywordseconomy, ecosystem, effectiveness, fishery, impact, indicator, management, marine protected area, Mediterranean sea, methodology, protected area, recreation, review, socioeconomic aspects

Work packtage 3 of EMPAFISH is devoted to analyse the socio-economics impacts of MPAs and to select the best subset of indicators of MPA performance, under each management regime, considering socio-economic indicators and providing a quantitative analysis of the socio-economic performance of MPAs.The present booklet review the socio-economic literature dedicated to various aspects of marine protected areas related to ecosystem preservation, fisheries management, recreationnal activities, nd distributional consequences of MPAs and methodolical issues fos cost-benefit analsis and its application to MPAs, and the specific problem of economic valuation of non-market values. MPAs is becoming an experience field for ecnomists and sociologists ans we are just now in the starting point.