Value and Economy of Marine Resources

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 6

Value and Economy of Marine Resources

Edited by

André Monaco, CNRS, France
Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

ISBN : 9781848217065

Publication Date : November 2014

Hardcover 316 pp

145.00 USD



The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, leading to the governance, sustainable management of resources and adaptation of our societies to change.

The diversity of goods and services provided by the ocean has proven to be indispensable to human communities. Use of these services and exploitation of goods will have to be developed in a responsible and sustainable manner. New approaches and scenarios based on the analysis of the aquaculture and fishing production chain are developed to ensure an Ecological Economy linked to the use of living marine resources. An overview of EU maritime economy and policies is also presented.


1. The Services Provided by Marine Ecosystems: Economic Assessments and their Usages, Harold Levrel, Pedro Cabral, Océane Marcone and Rémi Mongruel.
2. Fisheries and Aquaculture Sustainability, Sylvestre Voisin and Pierre Fréon.
3. Fisheries Economics, Christian Chaboud.
4. Maritime Economy: Definition and Main Aspects, Régis Kalaydjian.

About the authors/editors

André Monaco is Emeritus Director of Research for the French national research center (CNRS). His research interests concern marine sedimentology and geochemistry. He was responsible for part of the organizing committee for several French and European programs and has been guest editor for four special issues in international journals.

Patrick Prouzet is Director of Research focusing on the ecosystemic approach at Ifremer in France. He specializes in the biology and dynamics of amphibiotic fish such as Atlantic salmon and eels. He is the author or co-author of several works on these species or on estuarine fishing.

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