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MVE undertook this study to support the Egyptian authorities in their efforts to integrate environmental aspects into the development plans of the Red Sea. In MVE's ongoing dialogue with Egyptian and American authorities they noted the desire for a fundamental, yet missing, piece of information: the establishment of realistic economic values for the Red Sea coral reef ecosystem.  Economic Valuation of the Egyptian Red Sea Coral Reef - Herman Cesar, Cesar Environmental Economics Consulting, August 2003 [Published: 2003]
Production & Utilisation, Africa
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Reef decline is due to a host of stresses in coral reef areas. Four specific causes will be highlighted in this report. Ecological aspects of these causes as well as the economic implications are also discussed.  The Economics of Worldwide Coral Reef Degradation - Herman Cesar, Lauretta Burke, Lida Pet-Soede, Cesar Environmental Economics Consulting (CEEC), February 2003 [Published: 2003]
Production & Utilisation, Global
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Economists and ecologists have begun to recognize the value to public policy of combining information and results from each discipline into multidisciplinary studies. In this paper, a formal way of responding to this call by analyzing the economic links between a coastal economy and a marine ecosystem is developed. Specifically, an economic/ecological model is developed by merging an input/output model of a coastal economy with a linear model of a marine food web. Linking economic and ecological models for a marine ecosystem - Di Jin, Porter Hoagland, Tracey Morin Dalton, Elsevier, 25 June 2003 [Published: 2003]
Markets & Trade, Americas
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This issue of BioRes includes several articles focused on some of the challenges facing the fisheries sector. CarlChristian Schmidt looks at current and emerging fisheries trade issues while Victoria Chomo and Cassandra DeYoung provide a preliminary overview on the possible impacts of climate change on sustainable fish trade. In a BioRes interview, Jim Cannon CEO and founder of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, offers a view from the ground level of the fisheries industry on the changing shape of fish trade and the opportunities for supply chains to boost sustainability. The future of fish trade - BIORES Volume 9, Issue 2, ICTSD, March 2015 [Published: 2015]
Markets & Trade, Global
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The objective of this technical report is to provide an accurate documentation of status of the Queen Conch Stock in Belize and details regarding the management interventions by the Government of Belize and the Fishing Community to ensure the Stock's sustainability.  The Situation of the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) Stock of Belize - Belize Fisheries Department Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Belize City, Belize, December 2013 [Published: 2013]
Production & Utilisation, Americas
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 At Ostional beach, Costa Rica, a community-based  Olive Ridley egg-harvest program operates legally to generate important income for the community while promoting the protection of the ridley nesting assemblage. However, to date, no analysis exists that indicates the long-term viability of the egg harvest program as a sound management tool. To address this void, we generated baseline abundance data of the major arribada events that occurred in the period 2006–2010, as well as egg harvest data, along with preliminary hatching success.  Olive Ridley Mass Nesting Ecology and Egg Harvest at Ostional Beach, Costa Rica - Roldán A. Valverde et al, Chelonian Research Foundation, 2012 [Published: 2012]
Production & Utilisation, Americas
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This article examines the legal developments and the emerging leadership role the Pacific region is taking. The lessons that they offer are explored, as well as some of the remaining challenges.   Fishing, Finning and Tourism: Trends in Pacific Shark Conservation and Management - Erika J. Techera, Faculty of Law, The University of Western Australia, Cravirley WA, Australia, 2012 [Published: 2012]
Production & Utilisation, Americas, Asia, Oceania
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This report describes sea turtle incentive payment initiatives taking place around the world through an economic lens. A Global Survey of Sea Turtle Payment Incentive Programs  - Paul J. Ferraro, Department of Economics Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2007 [Published: 2007]
Markets & Trade, Global
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In 1995, a study found that the socioeconomic benefits from a legalized commercial harvest of sea turtle eggs in Ostional (Costa Rica) were substantial and widely recognized by Ostional residents. Legal and administrative structures ensured community participation in and control of resource use, and evidence indicated support for community-based conservation (CBC) was high. In 2004, the study was repeated to assess how perceptions of the egg harvest might have changed over time. Sustainability of community-based conservation: sea turtle egg harvesting in Ostional (Costa Rica) ten years later - Lisa M. Campbell , Bethany J. Haalboom, Jennie Trow, Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, USA, 2007 [Published: 2007]
Production & Utilisation, Americas
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This report discusses the reasons for a second CITES trade analysis, presents fundamentals of the CITES significant trade review process, highlights the outcomes of a 2003 technical committee meeting, and makes some conclusions about the future of regional conch management in the wider Caribbean.  Recent Developments in CITES Concerning the  International Trade in Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) - Nancy Daves, John Fields, NOAA Fisheries, Arlington, VA, USA, 2006 [Published: 2006]
Markets & Trade, Americas
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