Coral reefs are valuable assets to the St. Lucian economy, but just how much are they worth? This brief examines the value of coral reef-dependent fisheries. Reefs provide a source of food and income for some of the country's poorest people. The Soufriere Marine Management Area was established to improve the livelihoods of reef fishers and to reduce conflicts with other industries like tourism. The brief also examines how successful has the SMMA been in meeting these objectives.
Roberts, C.M., Barker, N.L.H., Clarke, A.J., Gell, F.R.G., Hawkins, J.P., Nugues, M.M. and Schelten, C.K. 2003. Policy and management brief 2: Value of the Soufriere reef fishery. Annex A2, Appendix 2 of the Final Technical Report of project R7668. York: Environment Department, University of York. 5 pp.