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Growth Overfishing and Intra-seasonal Fisheries Models
RFF Academic Seminar

Presenter
Martin D. Smith

Abstract
Early work in fisheries economics focused on solving the commons problem with an emphasis on the recruitment stock externality. Policy makers are increasingly choosing to manage fisheries with economic instruments in the form of Individually Transferable Quotas (ITQs), aka “catch shares.” However, ITQs are insufficiently delineated to handle most fisheries problems. Growth overfishing is a key area that ITQs fail to address. I illustrate the importance of growth overfishing with a series of papers that explore within-season strategic interactions of fishermen, managing size structure, and the effects of ecological stress on optimal management. Future research needs to move beyond ITQs as currently practiced and focus on within-season processes to fine-tune policy instruments that solve the commons problem.

Date
Thursday, September 8, 2011
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided

Location
7th Floor Conference Center
1616 P St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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