Capture fisheries make contributions to the world economy that are below their potential. Many of the world's capture fishery resources have been overexploited with some facing collapse. This book presents an overview of the current economics of capture fisheries and examines how they can achieve their full economic potential
Many of the world's fisheries face major challenges including overfishing, overcapacity and low returns. Using recent developments in microeconomic theory and with numerous case studies and examples, this book shows how to measure efficiency, productivity, profitability, capacity of fishing fleets and how to improve fisheries management. The book will prove invaluable to researchers, students and professionals interested in understanding the problems in fisheries and how they may be overcome.
To date, research on the economic implications of climate change on fisheries has been both limited and fragmented. The contributors to this volume remedy the lack of attention by investigating the economic consequences of pelagic fish fluctuations in the recent past in order to understand how to adapt and respond to future climate changes.
In 1977, Lee Anderson published the first edition of The Economics of Fisheries Management. This second edition was first published in 1986. The first edition was remarkably successful in that it remained unchallenged as the most important reference work in the realm of fisheries management, at least from an economic perspective. The second edition underwent considerable revision and enlargement. The book provides a very readable introduction to the economics of fisheries management, beginning with basic microeconomic principles, and then applying those principles to a very wide array of fisheries problems, pushing back frontiers in some advanced areas, while relying on the published literature in others. The discussion begins with an analysis of the basic open access problem and shows why, in the absence of property rights, there is a strong tendency for fish stocks to be over-exploited and for fishing fleets to be too large. After presenting the argument in terms of several different models, each allowing a slightly different look at the problem, the economic and biological effects of various types of management techniques are discussed. .." students, researchers and practitioners will all find this second edition to be very good reading and an invaluable reference volume." Marine Resource Economics ." an excellent piece of work, that is consistent with the high standards Dr. Anderson has established in his other efforts." J. Fisheries Research Board of Canada Lee G. Anderson earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington in 1970. He is Professor of Economics and Marine Studies at the University of Delaware and is currently the Director of the Marine Policy Program in the College of Marine Studies. He has written or edited six books and over sixty scientific papers on fisheries economics and the economics of fisheries management. He is a past member of the Executive Board of the Law of the Sea Institute past member and chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and past Board Member and President of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade. He has acted in an advisory capacity to National Marine Fisheries Service, and other Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the U.S. Department of State, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, U.S. General Accounting Office, the National Academy of Sciences, the World Bank, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the European Union, the Governments of New Zealand, Australia, Oman, Morocco, and Chile with respect to fisheries management and development. In 1993 he was awarded the Rosential Award for Contribution to Ocean Science for his theoretical and applied work on individual transferable quotas. His current work deals with simulation models, design and implementation of ITQ programs, the economics of fishing in time and space, and marine reserves.
Economics of Fisheries Management- A Critique in Third World Perspective is a bold atempt to review, classify and discuss the theory and practice of fisheries management on a global basis, with special emphasis on the third world perspective. Thematically it has presented this in seven chapters, beginning with an introduction and progressing through a delineation of the various theories, objectives, techniques and criteria of fisheries management and management institutions. Significantly, this book finds an element of contemplation on the part of the developed countries and their protege international organisation to manipulate the management theory, institutions and practices to suit the interests of the developed world. It has kept a critical watch on this aspect of fisheries management theor (global theory) as propagated by the FAO and its coterie international organisations and warned the third world of its consequences. The book is rich in its structural frameworkd and content. Its bibliographic coverage is extensive. Being the first of its kind in India and abroad, it should be of critical interest to academics, administrators and policy makers alike in the field all over the world. Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Fisheries Management Theories, Chapter 3: Objectives of Fisheries Management, Chapter 4: Techniques of Fisheries Management, Chapter 5: Criteria for Fisheries Management, Chapter 6: Management Institutions, Chapter 7: Summary and Conclusion.
A true landmark publication, Advances in Fisheries Economics brings together many of the world’s leading fisheries economists to authoritatively cover the many issues facing the field of fisheries economics and management today. Compiled in honour of the work and achievements of Professor Gordon Munro of the University of British Columbia, Canada, this exceptional volume of research serves as both a valuable reference tool and fitting tribute to a man whose work has shaped the discipline. Divided into four sections, the text includes coverage of: • Property Rights and Fisheries Management • Capital Theory and Natural Resources • Game Theory and International Fisheries • Applied Fisheries Economics and Management The book is an important addition to the resources of all fisheries economists, managers, scientists and fish biologists. Libraries in universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies on their shelves. About the Editors Dr. Trond Bjørndal is Professor of Economics, Centre for Fisheries Economics, Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway and Director, CEMARE, University of Portsmouth, England. Dr. Daniel V. Gordon is Professor of Economics, University of Calgary, Canada and Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for Fisheries Economics, Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway Dr. Ragnar Arnason is Professor of Economics and the Chairman of the Institute of Economic Studies, University of Iceland. Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila is Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia.
Fisheries are in a state of crisis throughout the world. While there has been some success, truly effective fisheries management seems beyond our grasp. The knowledge needed for proper management contains a broad array of facts and connections from statistical stock assessments, to the information that allows government agencies to track compliance with rules and beyond. This book describes the state-of-the-art knowledge about fishery systems. Seldom seen in a scientific publication regarding fisheries science, this book presents a multidisciplinary perspective of fisheries management. Leading fisheries scholars with backgrounds in biology, ecology, economics and sociology ask how management institutions can learn and put their lessons to use. The Knowledge Base for Fisheries Management offers a unique overview of the world of fisheries management and provides the background to draw conclusions of what is needed to improve management. Covering a wide range of regimes, case studies and professional perspectives, this publication will be an obliged reference to anyone involved on fisheries management, assessment, policy making or fisheries development all over the world. * The only book on the market that analyzes fisheries in a biological, sociological and economic way * Fills a gap, focusing not only on the production of knowledge for fisheries management but also on how it is used in all steps of the management system and the decision making processes * Focuses on the hot topic: scientific knowledge and society-science based policies * Documents disseminated research from many different management systems, both European and world wide
Aquaculture Economics and Financing Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis provides a detailed and specific set of guidelines for using economic and financial analysis in aquaculture production. By discussing key issues, such as how to finance and plan new aquaculture business; how to monitor and evaluate economic performance; and how to manage capital, labor, and business risk; the book equips aquaculture professionals, researchers, and students with important information applicable to a wide range of business decisions. Chapters address each stage of developing an aquaculture business, including financing, marketing, and developing a business plan to manage cash flows and analyze financial statements. Each chapter includes a detailed example of practical application taken from every-day experience. Written in straightforward terminology facilitating ready application, Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis is an essential tool for analyzing and improving financial performance of aquaculture operations. Key Features: Provides a practical and comprehensive understanding of aquaculture economics and financing Discusses key issues in business plan development; marketing; monitoring financial performance; and managing cash flow, assets, and business risk Features examples of practical application in each chapter Includes an annotated bibliography and webliography detailing key resources and software products available for economic and financial analyses Also of Interest: Bioeconomics of Fisheries Management Lee G. Anderson and Juan Carlos Seijo ISBN: 9780813817323 Statistics for Aquaculture Ram C. Bhujel ISBN: 9780813815879
This title was first published in 2002: This important collection of international research on fisheries economics offers a comprehensive source of contemporary research on key topics in the field, as well as presenting the history of how the economic theory of fisheries exploitation has developed. Bringing into focus a wide range of inquiry, this second volume concentrates on extensions, analysis of management agencies and applications. Individual papers examine fundamental issues including, multispecies models, international utilization and recreational fisheries. Fisheries Economics is an invaluable research reference collection for the libraries of academic and other professional economists, as well as an indispensable resource for those studying across the fields of natural resources, fisheries economics and particularly fisheries management.
The rapid growth in seafood trade in the past three decades has created a truly global market for fish. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, this book is the first to explore the structure, function and trends of this international market. It is invaluable for seafood traders, government officials and researchers, and has become the standard reference on the desks of all participants in and observers of the international fish and seafood trade. The first comprehensive updateable treatment of the world wide meat market place Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the seafood industry and its economics Features additional contributions from a range of specialist researchers and practitioners