Economic Benefits of Habitat Restoration: Seagrass and the Virginia hard-shell blue crab fishery

Economic Benefits of Habitat Restoration: Seagrass and the Virginia hard-shell blue crab fishery

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: seagrass
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. US$1.8 million / year: Estimated net annual economic benefit to Virginia hard-shell blue crab fishermen of full seagrass restoration
  2. $2.4 million / year: annual beneftis to blue crab consumers
Methodology: effect on production
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Anderson, E. “Economic Benefits of Habitat Restoration: Seagrass and the Virginia hard-shell blue crab fishery” North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 9, 140-149., 1989

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