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Cisneros-Montemayor, A., Barnes-Mauthe, M., Al-Abdulrazzak, D., Navarro-Holm, E. and Sumaila, U.R. (2013) Global economic value of shark ecotourism: implications for conservation. Oryx, 1-8. doi:10.1017/S0030605312001718

Abstract: Amid declining shark populations because of overfishing, a burgeoning shark watching industry, already well established in some locations, generates benefits from shark protection. We compile reported economic benefits at shark watching locations and use a meta-analytical approach to estimate benefits at sites without available data. Results suggest that, globally, 590,000 shark watchers expend USD […]

Global economic value of shark ecotourism

Global economic value of shark ecotourism

FERU member Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor estimated the global economic value of shark ecotourism. (Photo courtesy of LiveScience)

Lam, V.W.Y., Cheung, W.W.L., Swartz, W. & Sumaila, U.R. (2012) Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries in West Africa: Implications for Economic, Food and Nutritional Security. African Journal of Marine Science, 34:1, 103-117.

Abstract: West Africa was identified as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in previous global analyses. Adverse changes in marine resources under climate change may pose significant threats to the livelihoods and well-being of the communities and countries that depend on fisheries for food and income. However, quantitative studies on the potential […]