This dataset combines the research results from a number of papers
carried out under the study "Assessment of Economic Benefits and Costs of
Marine Managed Areas in Hawaii". The studies included a paper on the
fisheries benefits of MMAs (Friedlander and Cesar, 2004), a write-up of
the recreational survey at the MMA sites (Van Beukering and Cesar, 2004),
a background on the institutional/regulatory framework on MMAs in Hawaii
(Cesar, 2004), a paper on the economic value and cost-benefit analysis
of management options for MMAs (Van Beukering and Cesar, 2004) and a
paper on the international experience of sustainable financing of MMAs
(Cesar and van Beukering, 2004).
This dataset is basically a set of MS Word documents with mostly social-
economic data embedded within tables. The habitat and fish data in
this dataset are drawn from other datasets already in the NOAA archives,
the NOAA Benthic Habitat Maps and the Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring
Program (CRAMP), respectively.