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Quantifying the economic impact of climate change and market dynamics: The case of Australia’s Sydney rock oyster industry

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posted on 15.05.2019, 00:00 authored by Peggy SchrobbackPeggy Schrobback, S Pascoe, L Coglan
Due to their reliance on renewable and natural resources, climate change affects fisheries and aquaculture industries. The aim of this study was to develop a framework to quantify the potential economic impact of climate change on an industry and analyze the impact of market dynamics on its economic viability under changing climate. To achieve this, a model was developed that incorporates economic, spatial, and biophysical variables. By way of empirical illustration, the focus was on Australia’s Sydney rock oyster (SRO) industry. The findings from scenario analyses suggest that the negative effect of projected climate change on the industry’s revenue may be moderate overall. However, some production areas may be more affected than others. Furthermore, results suggest that market dynamics could have a larger impact on the future economic sustainability of the industry than direct effects from climate change.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

33

Issue

2

Start Page

155

End Page

175

Number of Pages

21

eISSN

2334-5985

ISSN

0738-1360

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

05/02/2018

External Author Affiliations

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere; Queensland University of Technology

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Marine Resource Economics