A Comparative Study of Socio-Economic and Management Issues Related to Coastal Resources in the Pacific Islands

A Comparative Study of Socio-Economic and Management Issues Related to Coastal Resources in the Pacific Islands

Primary Country: multiple
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US$262 million is estimated value of coastal fisheries in Pacific Islands excluding subsistence fisheries (b) $7-18 million value for subsistence fisheries in Fiji, Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Kribati (c) US$1 billion value of tourism for Pacific Islands (d) 10% of community groups perceived an improving catch per unit of effort of key resources (e) 22% perceived quality of coastal habitats had improved while 52% mentioned a decline (f) 51% perceived compliance with coastal resource management rules while 15% believed the rules were ignored (g) 50% perceived threats to coastal resources have increased while 37% perceived a decrease.
Methodology: mullti-level questionnaire appllied to different village groups
Region: Pacific

Publication information

Muller J. Bettencourt, S.Gillett, R. “A Comparative Study of Socio-Economic and Management Issues Related to Coastal Resources in the Pacific Islands” In: H.S.J. Cesar (ed.). Collected Essays on the Economics of Coral Reefs. CORDIO, Kalmar University, Sweden. p. 166-182, 2000

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