Case Studies and References

Alien Species in Aquaculture: Considerations for Responsible Use
IUCN 2006
Publication aims to identify existing international, regional, and national instruments, provide an evaluation of their application, specifically in the context of developing economies, and lastly provide recommendations for a “simple” set of guidelines and principles for developing countries that can be applied at a regional or domestic level for the responsible management of Alien Species use in aquaculture development.

Auctions and the Reallocation of Water Rights in Central Oregon
Hartwell and Aylward 2007
Deschutes River Conservance River Papers
Presents an analysis of three water right auctions in two different contexts in Oregon’s Deschutes River Basin.

Autovias: Waterway Program
WBCSD Case Study 2008
Autovias’s Waterway program aims to mitigate the impacts of its roadways on water resources in Brazil’s Guarani aquifer recharge zone.

Coastal Capital – Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs in Tobago and St. Lucia
World Resources Institute, 2008
The economic benefits derived from coral reefs are vital to the economies of small island states in the Caribbean.  Economic valuation of these benefits helps to guide the wise, sustainable use of these resources.

Constant Cravings: The European Consumer and Sustainable Seafood Choices
Seafood Choices Alliance 2003
Presents the key findings of the Seafood Choices Alliance’s first marketing research effort in Europe, which support the hope that one day, the world’s currently overexploited fisheries will be carefully and sustainably managed.

Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop
Summary of Workshop co-hosted by EPA and Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation. Workshop focused on possible bioeconomic tools and conceptions to use in developing a national estimate of market and non-market economic impacts of AIS.

Fishing for Answers: Making Sense of the Global Fish Crisis
World Resources Institute 2004
Contributes to the ongoing debate about the scale of and response to the global fisheries crisis; helps answer questions that will foster support for the needed policies and measures to achieve sustainable fishing.

GEF Marine Aquarium Market Transformation Initiative – Summary of Project Information
IFC 2004
Purpose of project is to convert a substantial portion of the marine aquarium industry into a trade based on marine conservation, sustainable use, and sustainable livelihoods that contribute to poverty alleviation and food security.

MSC Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing
MSC 2002
MSC’s Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing are used as a standard in a third-party, independent and voluntary certification programme.

Petro-Canada: “No Net Loss” Lake
WBCSD Case Study 2008
Petro-Canada is committed to sustaining the environmental integrity of the area around its Fort Hills Oil Sands mining operation, leaving as small an environmental footprint as possible and providing offsets to compensate for permanently impacted areas.

The Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species: A Review of the Literature
US EPA review in 2005 – working paper
Sabrina J. Lovell and Susan F. Stone.

Unilever: Fishing for the Future
WBCSD Case Study
Unilever committed to source all its fish from sustainable stocks.

Water Quality Trading Toolkit for Permit Writers
EPA 2007
First-ever how-to-trade water quality manual with real-world examples.