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21 July 2021 | dataset

Marine Opportunity Costs: A method for calculating opportunity costs to multiple stakeholder groups

This study seek to address the following 5 main questions:

(1) Where are the preferred target species located and what spatial models serve as the best predictors of species abundance;
(2) Where in Kubulau is current fishing effort focused and how does it vary by gear;
(3) What are the differences in opportunity costs across users of different fishing gear, based on current and potential costs;
(4) Where would be the best areas to modify the current MPA network to reduce conflict and improve fisheries benefits and which users would be most affected by these changes; and
(5) How can this model be applied to other resource management decisions?

Data and Resource

Field Value
Publisher Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Modified 11 February 2022
Release Date 21 July 2021
Identifier dc7263a0-2a77-431e-b5b8-3b8deea09f45
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Fiji / Pacific Island Countries
Relevant Countries Fiji, Pacific Region
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Vanessa M Adams, Morena Mills, Stacy D Jupiter, Robert L Pressey
Contact Name Wildlife Conservation Society