Bio-economic analysis of the effects on Great Lakes recreational fishing from new aquatic invaders, A
Aquatic invasive species are organisms that are non-native to a particular region and often become introduced by human intervention, a severe problem in the Great Lakes since the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway 1959. Invasive species decrease environmental quality because they alter the native ecosystem and can often decrease the biomass of important sport fisheries. Thus, invasive species reduce demand for economic "goods" that depend on perceived environmental quality, such as sport fishing trips. This paper outlines and analyzes the effects of aquatic invasive species on the demand for ...
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