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Dollars and Sense: Economic Benefits and Impacts from two Oyster Reef Restoration Projects in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Kroeger, T.

Generating quantitative estimates of the benefits that oyster reefs provide has only recently become possible. Using information from two reef restoration projects in Mobile Bay, Alabama and specific estimates of various benefits from other studies, this study is one of the first to quantify the benefits that oyster reefs provide in the northern Gulf of Mexico and calculate the social return on investment in reef restoration.