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Economic Management of Marine Living Resources A Practical Introduction by David Whitmarsh

Economic Management of Marine Living Resources A Practical Introduction


Economic Management of Marine Living Resources A Practical Introduction by David Whitmarsh

This textbook has two main objectives. Firstly, it outlines the problems associated with the management and conservation of marine living resources, with particular attention given to the twin concepts of economic value and sustainability. It demonstrates the contribution that economics can make to understanding these problems as well as helping to frame policies to mitigate them. Secondly, it looks in detail at the key methods that may be used to collect and analyse socio-economic data, oriented towards the information needs of decision makers and stakeholders involved in fisheries management. Together, these two objectives address the question: how does society make the best use of its marine living resources?


'I am confident that this work will help many gain a clearer understanding of the economic concepts that are central and essential to the management of marine living resources. The text is extremely clear and manages to achieve a rich mixture of theory and contemporary practice.'
James A Young, Professor of Applied Marketing, University of Stirling, UK

'This is a very useful introductory book that opens doors to fisheries economics to beginners'. Rashid Sumaila, Director, Fisheries Centre & Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Columbia, Canada

'This book gives a practical overview of marine resources and their management including the financial and economic appraisal of fisheries projects.? It will be very useful for students of fisheries and natural resource economics.'
Colin Barnes, Cambridge Resource Economics and Cranfield University, UK

About the Author

David Whitmarsh was Professor of Marine Resource Management at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where he was also part of the CEMARE research group within the Department of Economics.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th February 2011


David Whitmarsh

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Earthscan Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


192 pages


Environmental economics
Marine biology
Fisheries & related industries



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