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This paper gives some background to economic valuation (Total Economic Value, Cost Benefit Analysis) and market creation as well as three case studies. These case studies illustrate: (i) the creation of a market for sustainably caught/reared reef fish as an alternative to cyanide fishing; (ii) the economic valuation of marine protected areas; and (iii) the economic valuation of a threat to coral reefs (coral mining). The Biodiversity Benefits of Coral Reef Ecosystems: Values and Markets - Herman Cesar, Cesar Environmental Economics Consulting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 29 March 2002
  [Published: 2002]
Markets & Trade, Global
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This paper calls on researchers to pay greater attention to the “blue” dimension of our global environment, commencing with the coral reef ecosystems. It provides a simple “benefit transfer” calculation using conventional methods, calculating a value of US$1.4 trillion for SE Asia’s coral reefs. It finishes by summarizing conditions in the EEPSEA maritime countries – Cambodia, China (including Taiwan), Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam – and outlines potential policy priorities in each of these. Blue Pricing of Undersea Treasures - Ruitenbeek HJ, Paper presented to the 12th Biannual Workshop of the Environmental Economics Program for South East Asia, Singapore, 11-14 May, IDRC, Singapore, 1999 [Published: 1999]
Policy, Asia
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This technical paper provides national fisheries and aquaculture sector policymakers and senior managers in the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) region with an overview of procedures involved in marine spatial planning (MSP). It provides support for RECOFI members to plan and develop more sustainable fisheries and aquaculture sectors through a more unified approach to spatial planning and management of marine environments in the context of multiple users and uses.   Marine spatial planning for enhanced fisheries and aquaculture sustainability - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, 2016 [Published: 2016]
Production & Utilisation, Asia
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This document is one of a set of five action plans that were prepared as part of a project by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to promote legal, sustainable and traceable trade in selected North American species that are listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The five action plans were produced under the guidance of the CITES Authorities of Canada, Mexico and the United States. Sustainable Trade in Sharks - Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Montreal, Canada, 2017 [Published: 2017]
Markets & Trade, Americas
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The EU has been instructed by WTO judges to bring its Seal Regime in line with certain aspects of international trade law. This article reflects on what Brussels’ next move might be. The WTO seal products ruling and beyond - ICTSD International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Geneva, Switzerland, 2015 [Published: 2015]
Markets & Trade, Europe
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This paper reviews recent literature on the effects of tariff liberalization on wild caught fish product production structures, development outcomes, and fish stocks. Tariff Escalation and Preferences in International Fish Production and Trade - Liam Campling, E15 Expert Group on Oceans, Fisheries and the Trade System, March 2015 [Published: 2015]
Markets & Trade, Global
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This research analyses the suitability of the MSC certification scheme for developing world smallscale fisheries, as well as analysing possible changes in market demand to understand the potential for scaling up, using existing literature and data, interviews and workshops with key stakeholders. What’s the catch? - IIED, London, June 2015 [Published: 2015]
Production & Utilisation, Global
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The E15Initiative Expert Group on Oceans, Fisheries and the Trade System held its third conference in Geneva on 28-29 May 2015. The meeting consisted of seven sessions devoted to discussion of the draft policy options paper prepared by Theme Leader Rashid Sumaila, the strategic environment against which the policy options would be considered, and the group’s next steps. This document summarises the point made at this conference. Third Expert Group Workshop on Oceans, Fisheries and the Trade System: Summary of Discussion - E15Initiative Expert Group, Third Expert Group Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland, 28-29 May 2015 [Published: 2015]
Policy, Global
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This document summarises the various drafts of policy options concerning fisheries and the trade system. Third Expert Group Workshop on Oceans, Fisheries and the Trade System: Summary of Discussion - E15Initiative Expert Group, Third Expert Group Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland, 28-29 May 2015 [Published: 2015]
Policy, Global
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This note provides a brief summary of the main challenges facing oceans and fisheries, including aquaculture, and outlines trade policy options to address the identified challenges. The note draws heavily on the overview paper (Sumaila et al., 2014), and the think pieces (Asche, 2015; Campling, 2015; and Young, 2015) published by the Ocean and Fisheries E15Initiative Group, and the rich discussions that took place at the three Group meetings held between 2014 and 2015. Trade Policy Options for Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries - U. Rashid Sumaila, E15Initiative Expert Group on Oceans, Fisheries and the Trade System, University of British Columbia, May 2015 [Published: 2015]
Policy, Global
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