The socio-economic value of the shark-diving industry in Fiji

The socio-economic value of the shark-diving industry in Fiji

Primary Country: Fiji
Ecosystems: coral reef / open water
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $42.2 million: Shark-diving contributed US $42.2 million to the economy of Fiji, a sum composed of revenues generated by the industry combined with the taxes paid by shark-divers to the government.,
  2. $17.5 million: taxes from shark-diving, both corporate and direct,
  3. $4 million: minimum generated by shark diving for local communities,
  4. $10.2 million: on Viti Levu
  5. $3.2 million: in Mamanuca/Yasawa group
Methodology: self-administered questionnaires
Region: Pacific / Pacific
Data source: Thank you to Gabriel Vianna for bringing this study to our attention.

Publication information

Vianna, G.M.S. Meeuwig, J.J.Pannell, D.Sykes, H.Meekan, M.G. “The socio-economic value of the shark-diving industry in Fiji” Australian Institute of Marine Science. University of Western Australia. Perth, 2011

Addtional Notes

Keyword: species

 

This study "quantified the economic revenues generated by shark diving and the distribution of these
revenues to the principal local stakeholders involved with the industry, including businesses,
government and local community".

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