Review of river fisheries valuation in tropical Asia

Norman-Lpez, A. and Innes, J.P. (2008) Review of river fisheries valuation in tropical Asia. In: Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis. Penang, Malaysia, WorldFish Center, pp. 147-226. (WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews,1836)

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This study attempts to estimate the economic value of riverine fisheries in tropical Asia and quantify the economic impacts of any changes to the environment that affects rivers and hence fisheries. The value of riverine fisheries has been considered in the following two ways: firstly, through a compilation and summary of the results of existing studies on this topic; secondly, by estimating the direct use value of riverine and floodplain fishing by country using quantities and freshwater fish prices derived from various sources. Furthermore, a review of the characteristics of the fisheries is presented. These fisheries have been shown to be valuable (i.e., economically or socially important) in at least two specific ways: as a generator of commercially marketable output, and as a source of income and employment in relatively impoverished communities.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Review of river fisheries valuation in tropical Asia
Personal Creator/Author:
Innes, J.P.
Title of Book: Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis
Series Name: WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews
Number: 1836
Number of Pages: 290
Page Range: pp. 147-226
Date: 2008
Publisher: WorldFish Center
Place of Publication: Penang, Malaysia
ISBN: 9789832346616
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: River fisheries; Rivers; Freshwater fish; Inland fisheries; Economic benefits; Economic analysis; Socioeconomic aspects; River basins; Man-induced effects; Fishery management; Environmental impact; Fishery resources; Tropical environment; Asia; Bangladesh; Cambodia; India; Indonesia; Lao, People's Dem. Rep.; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Vietnam
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 1273
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008 12:14
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:51

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