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1 March 2016 Public Attitudes on Funding Oil Pollution Cleanup in the Chinese Bohai Sea
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Liu, X.; Pan, G. C.; Wang, Y. B.; Yu, X.; Hu, X. K.; Zhang, H., and Tang, C., 2016. Public attitudes on funding oil pollution cleanup in the Chinese Bohai Sea.

The loss in value of coastal resources due to oil spills is difficult to determine as the degraded areas are typically neither bought nor sold and have no transaction history. We used a questionnaire by Liu et al. (2009) and Choice Experiments (CEs) methodology to place values on coastal resources including coastal water, beaches, and sea birds in the Chinese Bohai Sea. Survey results showed that during spill response actions, coastal water, and beaches were of equal concern to Chinese households while sea birds were of somewhat less concern. Respondents with higher education and fewer children and those with relatively greater household income were more likely to state they were willing to pay for oil spill cleanup costs. Age of respondent was negatively correlated to willingness to pay for cleanup. We also compared valuations of coastal resources with studies conducted in North America and Europe making it possible to test the consistency of coastal resource valuation across continents.

Xin Liu, Guangchen Pan, Yebao Wang, Xiang Yu, Xiaoke Hu, Hua Zhang, and Cheng Tang "Public Attitudes on Funding Oil Pollution Cleanup in the Chinese Bohai Sea," Journal of Coastal Research 74(sp1), 207-213, (1 March 2016).
Received: 4 December 2014; Accepted: 31 August 2015; Published: 1 March 2016

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