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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Derelict Fishing Gear Removal In Puget Sound, Washington

Abstract

Information collected over the past four years (2004-2007) during the Northwest Straits Initiative’s derelict fishing gear survey and removal program in Puget Sound, Washington, was used to estimate costs and directly measurable benefits of derelict fishing gear removal. Costs of derelict net survey and removal totaled $4,960 per acre of net removed . . .