Narragansett Bay Watershed Economy: The ebb and flow of natural capital

The communities and economies in the Narragansett Bay Watershed depend on ecosystem goods and services. Marine transportation, commercial and recreational fishing, shellfishing, hospitality industries, sociocultural benefits, and aesthetic beauty, to name just a few. This report seeks to quantify the economic value of key ecosystem services from the Narragansett Bay watershed and identify major uses and economic sectors and characterize the size of the economy.

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