The Economic Benefits of Oyster Reef Restoration and Marine Preserve Establishment in the Lower Chesapeake Bay

The Economic Benefits of Oyster Reef Restoration and Marine Preserve Establishment in the Lower Chesapeake Bay

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: estuary
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $142,283.50 / acre / year: Annual recreation value per acre of oyster reefs at Chesapeake Bay
  2. $0.32 / acre / person: Recreation value per acre per person of oyster reefs at Chesapeake Bay
  3. $278.67 / ha / year: Annual recreation value per hectare of oyster reefs at Chesapeake Bay
  4. $0.32 / acre / person: Recreation value per acre per person of oyster reefs at Chesapeake Bay
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: GecoServ

Publication information

Hicks, R. Haab, T.Lipton, D. “The Economic Benefits of Oyster Reef Restoration and Marine Preserve Establishment in the Lower Chesapeake Bay” Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 2004

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