[BOBLME] Assessing, Demonstrating and Capturing the Economic Value of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services
This document reports on a study carried out under the auspices of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project. Its objective was to assess the economic value of marine and coastal ecosystem services in the Bay of Bengal. By so doing, it sought to demonstrate both the economic benefits provided by healthy marine and coastal ecosystems and the potential economic losses/damages resulting from the loss of these services, as well as to identify economic instruments that can be used to strengthen the sustainable management of marine and coastal natural resources. The main aim was to generate information that will support the development of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP): a coordinated programme of action designed to better the lives of the coastal populations through improved regional management of the Bay of Bengal environment and its fisheries.
01 Jan 2016