Rights Based Fishing

Rights Based Fishing

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The genesis of this conference was on a quay of the port of Bergen in March 1985. Ragnar Amason suggested to Phil Neher a small, mid-Atlantic conference on recent developments in fishery management. In the event, more than twenty papers were scheduled and over one hundred and fifty conferees were registered. Logistical complications were sorted through for a summer 1988 conference in Iceland. The really innovative management programs were in the South Pacific; Aus- tralia and New Zealand had introduced Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs); and Iceland, Norway and Canada were also experimenting with quotas. It seemed to the program committee (Rognvaldur Hannesson and Geoffrey Waugh were soon on- board) that these quotas had more or less characteristics of property rights. Property rights were also taking other forms in other places (time and area licenses, restrictive licensing of vessels and gear, traditional use rights). The idea of rights based fishing became the theme of the conference.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 541 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 952.54g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1989 ed.
  • XIV, 541 p.
  • 079230246X
  • 9780792302469

Table of contents

I. Foundations of Right s Based Fishing.- Conceptual Origins of Rights Based Fishing.- Comments - Gary D. Libecap.- Is Fishery Management at a Turning Point? Reflections on the Evolution of Rights Based Fishing.- Comments - Daniel D. Huppert.- II. Traditional and Territorial Use Rights.- The Organization of Traditional Inshore Fishery Management Systems in the Pacific.- Comments - Theodore Panayotou.- III. Exclusive Economic Zones.- Coastal State "Rights" Within the 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone.- IV. Individual Transferable Quotas: Part One.- The Development and Implementation of New Zealand's ITQ Management System.- Comments - Daniel D. Huppert.- Comments - James E. Wilen.- Applied Fisheries Management Plans: Individual Transferable Quotas and Input Controls.- Comments - Peder Andersen.- V. Individual Transferable Quotas: Part Two.- Conceptual Constructs for Practical ITQ Management Policies.- Comments - Gary B. Libecap.- Minimum Information Management with the Help of Catch Quotas.- Comments - Parzival Copes.- VI. License Limitation.- Rent Generation in Limited Entry Fisheries.- Comments - Roegnvaldur Hannesson.- VII. Enterprise Quotas.- Enterprise Allocations: The Atlantic Canadian Experience.- Comments - Michael Gardner.- The Enterprise Allocation System in the Offshore Groundfish Sector in Atlantic Canada.- VIII. Fee Fishing.- Development, Economics and Fishing Rights in the South Pacific Tuna Fishery.- Comments - Kenneth Ruddle.- IX. Empirical Modelling.- Individual Transferable Quotas in the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery: An Economic Appraisal.- Comments - Parzival Copes.- Price Response and Optimal Vessel Size in a Multi-Output Fishery.- Comments -John M. Gates.- An Econometric Study of Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance in the Commercial Inshore Lobster Fishery of Massachusetts.- Comments -Daniel V. Gordon.- X. Theoretical Modelling.- Should Quotas be Based on Shadow Value Rather than Weight? A Numerical Study on the Icelandic Cod Fisheries.- Comments - Trond Bjorndal.- Catch Quotas and the Variability of Allowable Catch.- Fixed or Variable Catch Quotas? The Importance of Population Dynamics and Stock Dependent Costs.- Comments - PederAndersen.- The Economics of Predator-Prey Harvesting.- Fishing Quota Management with Multiple Stock Objectives.- Comments -James E. Wilen.- Author Index.
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