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Online valuation tool

This online management support tool provides two types of information. Firstly, it clearly demonstrates all the costs & benefits of different trawl fishing scenarios, this information alone is expected to be useful in a management context. Secondly, the tool asks the user about their priorities, & using these priorities suggests the best management option, thus going one step further than simply communicating the information.

This online tool should be used in conjunction with the management support manual which can be also downloaded from the Cost-Impact website.

This tool is intended to be applicable in its current state, but it is really a prototype tool, to exemplify the potential value of decision support tools. It is applied here in the context of trawl fisheries, but the methodology is readily transferable to a variety of other areas & issues, including: all types of fisheries; marine protected areas; integrated coastal zone management; & coastal defence strategies.

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NERC Centre of Coastal and Marine Sciences
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
United Kingdom
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