[Coral-List] coral damage economics

Pedro Hernandez phernanrod at yahoo.com
Tue May 22 22:21:21 EDT 2007

Hello Dean,
  See: "General Protocol for Calculating the Basis of Monetary Legal Claims for Damages to Coral Reefs by Vessel Groundings and an Application to the northern Red Sea" by Jeffrey Wielgus, it is available at ReefBase (www.reefbase.org).
  Good luck with your case.
  P. Hernan Rodriguez
  Biomar Ltda.
> From: Dean Jacobson <atolldino at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Coral-List] coral damage economics
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> Hi listers:
> Marine conservationists in the Marshall Islands are
> preparing for the first environmental damage court
> case in the RMI, involving intentionally damaged
> corals (massive lagoon porites, mostly) during a
> planned boat grounding.
> Any specific information regarding court-ordered
> fines, especially as calculated from m2 of reef
> damaged (as was done some time ago in the Florida
> Keys)would be most welcome, particularly from the
> Pacific.  In other words, how much is a 50 year old
> Porites lutea worth?
> Thanks,
> Dean Jacobson, Ph.D.
> College of the Marshall Islands

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