Guideline for Economic Analyses of Environmental Management Actions for the Yellow Sea
Marine and coastal ecosystems suffer from serious environmental degradation which is attributable to various anthropogenic causes. The Yellow Sea ecosystem, a water area adjacent to China and the Korean Peninsula, has experienced for a long time a range of problems such as water quality degradation, declined fish stock, and biodiversity loss (Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Project [YSLME], 2000). The loss of opportunities for recreation and tourism is also a major concern. Anthropogenic activities such as fishing, mariculture, and tourism might cause these problems. To mitigate these environmental problems, the UNDP/GEF Project entitled “Reducing Environmental Stress in the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem,” known as the YSLME Project, was launched in 2004.
04 May 2010