Benefits Transfer and the Aquatic Environment: An Investigation into the Context of Fish Passage Improvement

Fraser, Iain M, O'Hanley, J.R. (2016) Benefits Transfer and the Aquatic Environment: An Investigation into the Context of Fish Passage Improvement. Journal of Environmental Management, 183 (3). pp. 1079-1087. ISSN 0301-4797. (doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.041)

Abstract

We present findings from a choice experiment investigating improvements in the aquatic environment from mitigation of barriers to fish passage. Implemented at a local and national level, results reveal positive preferences for increased numbers of fish species as well as fish abundance. In addition, we examine if in this case the willingness to pay estimates are suitable for direct transfer between national and local settings. For both samples, we consider the extent to which stated attribute non-attendance impacts estimates of willingness to pay and the potential ability of researchers to transfer values between contexts. Implications of the use of benefit transfer within this policy context are discussed in light of our findings.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.041
Uncontrolled keywords: Fish Passage, Choice Experiment, Benefits Transfer, Stated Attribute Non-Attendance
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Iain Fraser
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 13:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57765 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
O'Hanley, J.R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3522-8585
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