Economic Values of NSW Marine Parks: Models for Identifying Economic Values, and Developing Procedures for On-Going Data Collection and Monitoring

Final report

It is the role of the NSW Marine Parks Authority (MPA) to manage marine parks for conservation of marine biodiversity and to maintain ecological processes. There are four marine parks in NSW, Cape Byron, Jervis Bay, Solitary Islands and Lord Howe Island, established under the Marine Parks Act 1997.

Date
1 June 2004
Publisher
NSW Marine Parks Authority
Type
Publication, Report
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
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  • Pages 89
  • Name economic-values-of-nsw-marine-parks-final-report.pdf

The various direct and indirect uses of these marine parks generate a range of economic values for the community and associated regional economic impacts for local economies. These uses include recreational and commercial diving, recreational boating and kayaking, swimming, surfing, scientific research, commercial and recreational fishing, and whale and dolphin watching.