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Benefit-cost analysis of fishery rehabilitation projects: A Great Lakes case study. Spec. issue: Responses to marine resource change/social sciences perspective

January 1, 1990

Tools of benefit-cost analysis are used to evaluate a project to rehabilitate the yellow perch (Perca flavescens ) fishery of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Both sport and commercial fishers harvest from this stock, which has been suffering from much reduced productivity since the early 1960s. The project is composed of commercial quotas and other regulations. Measures of benefits and costs were used that explicitly incorporate uncertainly about the potential level of success of the project. The analysis shows that commercial fish producers will more or less break even compared to where they would have been without the project, but that substantial recreational benefits can be expected.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1990
Title Benefit-cost analysis of fishery rehabilitation projects: A Great Lakes case study. Spec. issue: Responses to marine resource change/social sciences perspective
DOI
Authors R.C. Bishop, S.R. Milliman, K.J. Boyle, B. L. Johnson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Ocean and Shoreline
Series Number
Index ID 1003067
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center