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Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota, Volume 2: Management of land and natural resources

Series: Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters and Biota Volume: 2

Edited By: James C Cato

136 pages, 30 line art illustrations, 30 tables, bib., index

Texas A & M University Press

Hardback | Oct 2009 | #183735 | ISBN-13: 9781603440868
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The many economic factors affecting sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico region are perhaps as important as the waves on its shores and its abundant marine life. This second volume in "Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota" (a multivolumed work edited by John W. Tunnell Jr., Darryl L. Felder, and Sylvia A. Earle) assesses the Gulf of Mexico as a single economic region. The book provides information and baseline data useful for assessing the goals of economic and environmental sustainability in the Gulf.

In five chapters, economists, political scientists, and ecologists from Florida, California, Louisiana, Texas, Maine, and Mexico cover topics such as: the idea of the Gulf as a transnational community; the quantitative value of its productivity; a summary of the industries dependent on the Gulf, including shipping, tourism, oil and gas mining, fisheries, recreation, and real estate; the human uses and activities that affect coastal economies; and the economic trends evident in Mexico's drive toward coastal development. This first-of-its-kind reference work will be useful to scientists, economists, industry leaders, and policy makers whose work requires an understanding of the economic issues involved in science, business, trade, exploration, development, and commerce in the Gulf of Mexico.

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JAMES C. CATO is senior associate dean and director of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida, where he is also professor of food and resource economics and former director of the Florida Sea Grant College Program. An expert on fisheries economics with more than 160 publications, he is also coauthor of Marine Ornamental Species: Collection, Culture & Conservation.

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