Abstract of Working Paper 101
Rhona Barr and Susana Mourato
We determine the effects of various management restrictions on adoption
rates of marine PES schemes. Choice experiments are used in order to
determine how fisher participation rates differ under different marine PES
Various designs, with differing restriction rates, show different rates of adoption. However, fishers’ express a high utility loss associated with any move away from the current management situation, irrespective of restriction levels.
This indicates that PES scheme costs may be high and creating an enabling environment could be important to reducing these perceived losses, as could investment into conditional in-kind compensation mechanisms.
The paper also shows choice experiments to be a useful tool in marine PES design.