Literature Review of Bioeconomic Impacts of Pollutants Affecting Marine Park Environments

This report provides a literature review of studies that may help inform future bioeconomic modelling of pollution in NSW marine parks.

Date
1 December 2011
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
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  • Name literature-review-bioeconomic-impacts-pollutants-affecting-marine-park-environments.pdf

Pollution originating from diffuse and point sources may impact negatively on marine environments, including marine parks. This can have undesirable economic consequences for use and non‐use values, both within and outside the reserved area.

Bioeconomic modelling, where the biophysical and economic components of the marine system are explicitly represented and linked is one method for assessing the ecological and economic outcomes of pollution. Models can be used to determine the magnitude of economic impacts, provide insights into cost‐effective pollution abatement options, help to measure the effectiveness of marine reserves as a buffer against pollution shocks, and examine optimal levels of pollution abatement.