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The Economics of Fisheries


The Economics of Fisheries

Update: This lecture replaces the video with John Reynolds, who worried that his lecture on fisheries science (he's a biologist) and policy might offend some people.

I gave this guest lecture to a class on fisheries *science* so they'd have an idea about the economics affecting their topic. Sorry for off-camera (and bad sound) discussion and questions

Economics of fisheries lecture

Lecture covers biological relationship between fish population and growth rate, economically efficient level of harvesting, and an overview of policies to manage fisheries.

AGEC 350 - Fisheries

The simple economics of an open-access fishery.

Bioeconomics of Sustainable Fisheries

(Visit: Globally, over the past century, coastal fisheries have faced overharvesting and mismanagement. California is no exception. This video recounts stories from fishermen, and others engaged in commercial fisheries, about the decades-long struggle to replenish stocks through a variety of management measures. Through their experiences, we discover the many successes in recovering stocks, the capricious nature of the biology of some species, and also emerging challenges for managing fisheries sustainably, including climate change, regional resources management, access, and local infrastructure. Successfully managing the complex 'bioeconomic' dynamics of coupled natural and human ecosystems, such as fisheries, will provide an ongoing challenge of paramount importance for the survival of vibrant coastal communities. Series: Sustainable California [Show ID: 33987]

Fisheries assessment models

A presentation by Stefan Neuenfeldt, DTU Aqua, on the PhD course: Modeling to study the Baltic Sea ecosystem - possibilities and challenges
Askö Laboratory in March 2013
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Economics and game theory for International Fisheries Agreements - May 2019 workshop

When the UK leaves the EU, it will need to negotiate International Fisheries Agreements with international partners, such as the EU and Norway. This will bring people into the realm of international negotiations either for the first time or in a new way, with a new bargaining power.

To help prepare for this, we recently brought industry, government and academia together at a special workshop which explored how game theory – the study of strategic interaction between decision makers – might impact on future negotiations, as well as looking at the economic and legal landscapes in which the UK will find itself operating.

A few of our participants took the time to share their thoughts on the workshop and what they learned from the day.

Find out more about how we are helping the UK seafood industry prepare for the UK leaving the EU at

Fisheries Stock Assessment Modelling Video 12 - Fisheries Economics

Ensuring Australian fisheries are not only environmentally sustainable but also financially sustainable is critical to maintaining a long term industry. In this video we overview some basics about fisheries economics and how setting a maximum economic yield for a fishery not only means higher profits for fishers but also, more sustainable fish stocks.

Fisheries Economics

Dr. Jon Grabowski, associate professor at Northeastern University, explains some valuation techniques used to research the economic effect of fisheries on coastal communities and beyond.

Sustainable fisheries strategy

For more information and to download the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at

Economics Tutoring Series - Fisheries and the Gordon Model

In this video, we introduce using a logarithmic growth function to model a fishery and determine maximum sustainable yield and bioeconomic equilibrium. We then use the Gordon Model to determine effort levels in group optimum/monopoly, maximum sustainable yield, and open access situations.

Sustainably managing our fisheries

Sustainability is the central goal of the Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. So what is sustainability? And what role does biomass play? Learn more at

Economic Activities : Fisheries 1

Explained fishing activity as a primary occupation for human livelihood. Interpreted habitat, types, climatic conditions and regions of major fishing areas.

An introduction to fisheries law and examination of property rights in fisheries management schemes

Adam Soliman, The Fisheries Law Centre, Director & Founder
Fisheries Centre Seminar Series
January 30, 2015

OceanMOOC | 8.2 | Fisheries Economics and Management

Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila discusses his approach to fisheries economics

Dr. Rashid Sumaila
Professor, IOF
Director, OceanCanada Partnership

In 2017, Dr. Sumaila won the Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science.

Fisheries Management in Alberta

Provincial fisheries biologist Dr. Michael Sullivan provides an introduction to how Alberta manages our provincial fish stocks, balancing the need for conservation with the demands of multiple stakeholders.

Community-Based Fisheries Economy

Directed by Urban Rez Productions

Fisheries Management Intro part 1

Economic Activities : Fisheries 4

How do we use harvest strategies to manage fisheries?

Good fisheries management provides the benefits of fishing, without compromising aquatic habitats and fish stocks. A Harvest Strategy is a framework that supports the fisheries management process. Fisheries Queensland is working with all stakeholders to develop harvest strategies for all fisheries by 2020.



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