Natural Resource Damage Assessment for the Tampa Bay Oil Spill: Recreational Use Losses for Florida Residents

Natural Resource Damage Assessment for the Tampa Bay Oil Spill: Recreational Use Losses for Florida Residents

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
Value of time for the month or so that Treasure Island beach was unusable by residents of Florida, as a result of an oil spill from a barge collision.
  1. $22.75 / day: WTP per day for a beach visit to the oiled beaches assuming this damage had not taken place
  2. $3.98 million dollars: aggregate damage to beach goers
Methodology: random utility model (RUM)
Region: Americas / Gulf of Mexico
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Environmental Economics Resource Group EERG “Natural Resource Damage Assessment for the Tampa Bay Oil Spill: Recreational Use Losses for Florida Residents” Unpublished Report to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, Florida., 1998

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