The global potential for whale watching

The global potential for whale watching

Primary Country: global
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US$ 413 million for 2009 estimated additional annual revenue from whale watching for maritime countries that do not currently engage in the industry, supporting a potential 5,700 jobs (b) US$ 2.1 billion as current annual global revenue from whale watching, supporting about 13,000 jobs (c) US$ 2.5 billion as estimated total annual revenue and supporting around 19,000 jobs if whale watching operations were initiated in countries that do not currently do so.
Region: global

Publication information

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M. Sumaila, U.R.Kaschner, K.Pauly, D. “The global potential for whale watching” Marine Policy 34(6):1273-1278., 2010

Addtional Notes

A key finding is that about half of these estimated potential benefits would be captured by developing countries.

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