The Economics and Management of World Fisheries

Hardcover | November 20, 2012

byTrond Bjorndal, Gordon Munro

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Over the past several decades there has been increasing interest in, and concern about, the economics of the world's capture fishery resources. Massive amounts of resource rent are being lost because of inadequate management and major rebuilding of fishery resources is called for. This book draws together the latest economic theory of the management of these resources, at both the national and the international levels, and highlights areas where further research is urgently required. The emphasis is on world capture fisheries, rather than fisheries of specific regions, andexamples are drawn upon from both developed and developing countries. It combines economic theory and empirical testing with an examination and analysis of resource policy options, with particular emphasis on fisheries management polices at the international level, where some of the most difficultresource management problems are found. The authors maintain that capture fishery resources are properly viewed as a part of society's portfolio of natural capital assets. Consequently, a central theme of the book is that managing such resources should be viewed as asset management through time. Written by two leading authorities, this accessible textbook has been specially developed to meet the needs of students taking courses on fisheries management as well as professionals working in this area for governments and international organisations.

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Over the past several decades there has been increasing interest in, and concern about, the economics of the world's capture fishery resources. Massive amounts of resource rent are being lost because of inadequate management and major rebuilding of fishery resources is called for. This book draws together the latest economic theory of...

Trond Bjorndal is a world leading expert on fisheries economics and management. He is a visiting professor at Imperial College and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Centre for Fisheries Economics SNF, Norway. He is former chairman of the board of the World Fish Centre and past president and chairman of the executive committee of t...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pagesPublished:November 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199576750

ISBN - 13:9780199576753

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Overview of World Capture Fisheries and the Foundation of Fisheries Economics2. The Static Economic Model of the Fishery3. The Basic Dynamic Economic Model of the Fishery4. Empirical Applications of the Dynamic Economic Model5. Extensions to the Basic Dynamic Economic Model of the Fishery6. The Economic Management of Capture Fisheries at the National/Regional Level7. The Economic Management of Capture Fisheries at the International Level8. Empirical Applications of International Fisheries