Economic Evaluation of Fisheries and tourist Services of the Veracruz Reef System National Park, Mexico: A Spatial Approach Public Deposited

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  • The National Park Veracruz Reef System was declared a marine protected area by the Mexican government in 1992. It contains 23 reefs presenting different degrees of environmental deterioration mainly due to the influence from nearby rivers, its proximity to the port city of Veracruz-Boca del Río and the currents patterns. The degree of deterioration depends also upon the type of use (tourism, fisheries, scuba). A conservation assessment of the system is currently under development. In this paper we incorporate spatial analysis to characterize and map the spatial allocation patterns for different activities taking place in the reef system. Our study includes a preliminary assessment of the economic value of the reef based on the tourism and fishing activities. We use information from SCUBA diving shops; tourists guide groups (boat tours), biomass values, and official information for the value of the captures. The travel cost method for scuba and boat tours and published information is used to assess the benefits from the different zones within the park. The results are discussed and management recommendations for fishing areas are proposed.
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  • Arceo, Patricia, Horacio Pérez-España, Javier Bello, Alejandro Granados-Barba, David Salas-Monreal and Leonardo D. Ortíz-Lozano. 2010. Economic Evaluation of Fisheries and tourist Services of the Veracruz Reef System National Park, Mexico: A Spatial Approach. 10 pages. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 13-16, 2010, Montpellier, France: Economics of Fish Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Balancing Uses, Balancing Costs. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2010.
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