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Economics for Fisheries Management

Series: Ashgate Studies in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

By: RQ Grafton, J Kirkley, T Kompas and D Squiers

176 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | May 2006 | #165122 | ISBN: 0754632490
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About this book

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.


The economics of fishing and fisheries economics; Data for economic analysis of commercial fisheries; Measurement and analysis of efficiency in fisheries; Understanding and measuring capacity in fisheries; Measuring productivity and decomposing profits in fisheries; Economics for fisheries management; Glossary; Index.

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R. Quentin Grafton is Professor at the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, Australia. James Kirkley is Professor of Marine Science in the Department of Fisheries Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, USA. Tom Kompas is Senior Lecturer and ARC Research Associate at the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, Australia. Dale Squires is an Industry Economist at the National Marine Fisheries Service, USA, and is also Adjunct Professor at University of California, USA.

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