Seeking Info Quick

Jonathan Kelsey Jonathan.Kelsey at
Tue Nov 14 11:53:13 EST 2000

List -
I am looking for the economic value (market value, etc.) of coral rubble
that washes up on beaches adjacent to reefs.  A resource management agency
in the Caribbean had a developer/violator remove several truckloads of coral
rubble from a local beach.  The coral was used for ornamental purposes and
the fixatives used by the developer are preventative of returning the used
coral heads to the beach. The agency has assessed a fine, but seeks to
incorporate the cost of this rubble.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to
ascertain the value of the coral rubble?
Thanks in advance.

Jonathan D. Kelsey
Coastal Management Specialist, Pacific Region
NOAA/NOS/Coastal Programs Division
1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD  20910
(301) 713-3155 x137
(301) 713-4367 (fax)

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