Live-aboard dive boats in the Great Barrier Reef: regional economic impact and the relative values of their target marine species

Live-aboard dive boats in the Great Barrier Reef: regional economic impact and the relative values of their target marine species

Primary Country: Australia
Ecosystem: multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. AU$16million / year: Income generated by live-aboard dive boats per year in the Cairns/Port Douglas Region
Region: Australia / Northeastern
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Stoeckly, N. Birtles, A.Farr, M.Mangott, A.Curnock, M.Valentine, P. “Live-aboard dive boats in the Great Barrier Reef: regional economic impact and the relative values of their target marine species” Tourism Economics 16(4), 2010

Addtional Notes

Visitors participating in different types of trips gain highest levels of 'satisfaction' from interacting with different types of species

visitors to Osprey Reef would be willing to pay for 'guaranteed' shark sighting than 'guaranteed' sighting of large fish or marine turtles.

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