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Bioeconomics of Fisheries Management

By: L Anderson and JC Seijo

305 pages, b/w illustrations, tables, includes CD-ROM


Hardback | Apr 2010 | #176055 | ISBN-13: 9780813817323
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Fisheries Economics has always been an interdisciplinary field of study with economic analysis based on stock population dynamics, but many published works have focused mainly on theoretical economic issues without much focus on biological details. For the most part, age structured models have been ignored. Bioeconomics of Fisheries Management is a valuable reference text that presents the economic aspects of fisheries management in a broad bioeconomic framework.

The book is broken into two parts. Part I covers the traditional areas of fisheries economics, covering topics such as open access, optimal and managed fisheries utilization that is analyzed through a traditional one stock/one fleet model. It also presents the basic results in terms of an age structured model. Part II covers material related to more recent work on bioeconomic models when more rigorous biological components became more prevalent, and views fisheries management with an ecosystems-based approach. Accompanying the book is a user-friendly CD with exercises and examples that aids the reader in applying theoretical principles of population dynamics and fisheries management and regulation. Bioeconomics of Fisheries Management will be a valuable text for researchers, fisheries economists, professionals, and students alike.


Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction 3
2 Fundamentals of fisheries bioeconomics 11
3 Open access dynamics 31
4 Optimal dynamic utilization 51
5 Age-structured bioeconomic model 73
6 The fisheries management process 105
7 Economic analysis of fishery regulation 121
8 Bioeconomics of ecosystem interdependencies 181
9 Ecological and technological interdependencies 189
10 Spatial management of fisheries 231
11 Seasonality and long-term fluctuating stock 257
12 Dealing with risk and uncertainty 271

Appendices 287
1 Spatial dynamics of the fishery for three possible strategies of spatial behavior of fishers 287
2 Modelling recruitment seasonality 291
3 Summary of model equations and bioeconomic parameter sets 293

Index 297

CD Material

Chapter 2 Exercises
Chapter 3 Exercises
Chapter 4 Exercises
Chapter 5 Exercises
Chapter 7 Exercises
Chapter 9 Exercises
Chapter 10 Exercises
Chapter 11 Exercises
Chapter 12 Exercises

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Lee G. Anderson is Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine Policy in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and Professor of Economics at the University of Delaware. Juan Carlos Seijo is Director of Research and Professor of the School of Natural Resources at Universidad Marista de Merida.

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