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Fish, Markets, and Fishermen : The Economics Of Overfishing - Suzanne Iudicello

Fish, Markets, and Fishermen

The Economics Of Overfishing

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9781559636438
Number Of Pages: 205

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A significant number of the world's ocean fisheries are depleted, and some have collapsed, from overfishing. Although many of the same fishermen who are causing these declines stand to suffer the most from them, they continue to overfish. Why is this happening? What can be done to solve the problem.The authors of Fish, Markets, and Fishermen argue that the reasons are primarily economic, and that overfishing is an inevitable consequence of the current sets of incentives facing ocean fishermen. This volume illuminates these incentives as they operate both in the aggregate and at the level of day-to-day decision-making by vessel skippers. The authors provide a primer on fish population biology and the economics of fisheries under various access regimes, and use that information in analyzing policies for managing fisheries. The book: provides a concise statistical overview of the world's fisheries documents the decline of fisheries worldwide gives the reader a clear understanding of the economics and population biology of fish examines the management issues associated with regulating fisheries offers case studies of fisheries under different management regimes examines and compares the consequences of various regimes and considers the implications for policy makingThe decline of the world's ocean fisheries is of enormous worldwide significance, from both economic and environmental perspectives. This book clearly explains for the nonspecialist the complicated problem of overfishing. It represents a basic resource for fishery managers and others-fishers, policymakers, conservationists, the fish consuming public, students, and researchers-concerned with the dynamics of fisheries and their sustenance.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Not Enough Fish in the Seap. 11
What Economics Has to Do with Fishingp. 27
Biology, Economics, and Bioeconomics of Fish Populationsp. 41
The Effect of Subsidiesp. 59
Managing Fisheries Rationally: Framework and Toolsp. 71
Case Studiesp. 89
License Limitation in Alaska Salmon Fisheriesp. 90
Lessons from New Zealandp. 98
Nova Scotia Groundfish Individual Quota Systemp. 110
Surf Clams and Ocean Quahogsp. 114
Wreckfish in the South Atlanticp. 125
Halibut and Sablefish in Alaskap. 135
Canada's Pacific Halibut Fisheryp. 147
Conclusion: No New Quotas?p. 161
Referencesp. 173
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9781559636438
ISBN-10: 1559636432
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27