Economic valuation of the snapper recruitment effect from a well-established temperate no-take marine reserve on adjacent fisheries

Show simple item record Qu, Zoe Thrush, Simon Parsons, Darren Lewis, Nicolas 2021-11-11T22:40:23Z 2021-11-11T22:40:23Z 2021-12-1
dc.identifier.issn 0308-597X
dc.description.abstract The global exhaustion of marine fishery resources has triggered worldwide demands for sustainable utilization of marine resources and Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM). Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a long-term spatial management strategy in the EBM toolbox. MPAs demonstrate ecological and economic benefits. While MPAs’ ecological benefits are well researched, there are only a few studies that estimate the economic benefits of MPAs to the adjacent fisheries. Currently, methodologies for measuring the economic benefits flowing from MPAs are underdeveloped. Our research builds on a recent assessment of the economic contribution of a small, temperate, no-take marine reserve in New Zealand to rejuvenating depleted snapper (Sparidae: Chrysophrys auratus) stocks. Empirical evidence shows that 10.6% of newly settled juvenile snappers sampled up to 55 km outside of the MPA were the offspring of adult snappers from the MPA. This suggests a significant boost to the commercial fishery of $NZ 1.49 million catch landing value per annum and $NZ 3.21 million added from recreational fishing activity associated spending per annum. These values all come from the recruitment effects associated with one species, from only 0.08% of the marine space in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. The economic valuation of this marine reserve's snapper recruitment effect demonstrated $NZ 9.64 million in total spending accruing to recreational fishing per annum and $NZ 4.89 million in total output to commercial fisheries annually. This study is the first estimation of the economic valuation of the recruitment effects from a well-established temperate no-take MPA. It represents an important step forward for quantifying the economic benefits of marine reserves and how marine reserves could have positive influence on EBM and marine sustainability.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Elsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseries Marine Policy
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dc.subject 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.subject 1606 Political Science
dc.subject 1801 Law
dc.title Economic valuation of the snapper recruitment effect from a well-established temperate no-take marine reserve on adjacent fisheries
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104792
pubs.begin-page 104792
pubs.volume 134 2021-10-07T19:12:44Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.publication-status Accepted
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 868776
pubs.number 104792

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