Valuation of the Wild Salmon Economy of the Skeena River Watershed

Executive Summary In November 2005, IBM Business Consulting was commissioned by the Northwest Institute to conduct a valuation of the wild Salmon economy of the Skeena River Watershed. All study numbers are non-multiplicative and represent only…

Principles for the conservation of wild living resources

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Abstract We describe broadly applicable principles for the conservation of wild living resources and mechanisms for their implementation. These principles were engendered from three starting points. First, a set of principles for the conservation…

Fisheries, Ocean Ranching and Aquaculture: Economic Gain Spatial Analysis (Draft August 2003)

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Summary The terms of reference for this project include answering the following key questions: What are the best types of economic gain for this region? How would these gains be obtained? What is the potential size and structure of the gain?…

The evolution of commercial salmon fisheries in British Columbia

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Description In this paper, we shed light on how the management and operation of the commercial salmon fishery has changed over the past few decades, so that the reader may make an informed assessment of how this key salmon resource user is contributing…

An evaluation of the effects of conservation and fishery enhancement hatcheries on wild populations of salmon

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Abstract The historical, political and scientific aspects of salmon hatchery programmes designed to enhance fishery production, or to recover endangered populations, are reviewed. We start by pointing out that the establishment of hatcheries…

Benefits of Marine Planning: An Assessment of Economic and Environmental Values

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Description This report examines economic and environmental values of the PNCIMA [Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area] and the benefits of integrated marine planning as a means of protecting and enhancing economic and environment…