Benefit-cost analysis for marine habitat restoration: a framework for estimating the viability of shellfish reef repair projects

Coastal habitat loss is a global problem, including degradation of shellfish reefs, coral reefs, seagrass meadows, salt marshes, and kelp and mangrove forests. A growing interest has developed in the ability to restore these habitats as a means to replace lost habitat, restore ecosystem productivity and reduce the impacts of coastal hazards such as erosion and inundation (McLeod et al. 2018). A delegation of experts at the Australian Coastal Restoration Symposium identified numerous key factors affecting the advancement of restoration projects in Australia.

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