A new approach to assess marine opportunity costs and monetary values-in-use for spatial planning and conservation; the case study of Gulf of Naples, Mediterranean Sea, Italy

A new approach to assess marine opportunity costs and monetary values-in-use for spatial planning and conservation; the case study of Gulf of Naples, Mediterranean Sea, Italy

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are key tools to maintain coastal ecosystems. However, many reserves are characterized by several problems related to zonings that preclude important areas from economic activities, determining a strong hostility by local populations. Thus, estimations of marine