The Economic Benefits of Oyster Reef Restoration in Chesapeake Bay - Final Report Prepared for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

The Economic Benefits of Oyster Reef Restoration in Chesapeake Bay - Final Report Prepared for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: estuary
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $640, 000 / year : net benefit to recreational fishing per year, given oyster reef restoration in Chesapeake Bay
  2. $14.91 per household per year: WTP of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virgina population for a 10,000 acre oyster sanctuary with 1000 acres of constructed oyster reef per household per year
  3. $114.95 million: value of same ten year oyster reef project aggregated to general population
  4. $834.33 / ha / year: Recreational value of oyter reefs in Maryland and Virginia per hectare per year
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: Primary; GecoServ

Publication information

Hicks, R. Haab, T.Lipton, D. “The Economic Benefits of Oyster Reef Restoration in Chesapeake Bay - Final Report Prepared for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.” Chesapeake Bay Foundation., 2004

Addtional Notes

www.globalrestorationnetwork.org/uploads/files/LiteratureAttachments/321_the-economic-benefits-of-oyster-reef-restoration-in-the-chesapeake-bay.pdf

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