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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]

Perspectives on the societal contribution of small-scale fisheries

(PLEASE NOTE: Sound is not good on this video due to microphone issues)

October 6, 2017

Speakers: Lydia Teh
Research Associate, Nereus Program and Changing Oceans Research Unit

Louise Teh
Research Associate, Fisheries Economics Research Unit

Improving the state of small-scale fisheries can help governments achieve various Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, especially those on eradicating poverty, achieving zero hunger, and sustaining oceans. To do this, it is essential to gain a better understanding about how small-scale fisheries contribute to society, and challenges to their ability to make these contributions. In this presentation we cover recent and ongoing research which analyses small-scale fisheries’ societal contribution from three different perspectives. First, we assess the relative importance of small-scale fisheries for food security by comparing the amount of catch from small-scale and industrial fisheries that is used directly as food fish, rather than being converted to other uses. Second, we take a more in-depth look at fisheries employment to examine the relative importance of fishing jobs to individual fishers. We look beyond valuing employment as just a number, and explore attributes of fishing jobs that better portray their socio-economic relevance to fishers. Third, we use the concept of ‘safety net’ to bring together and value the various ways in which fishing offers a form of social protection to the poor and vulnerable in times of crisis. We conclude by addressing human rights protection as a pathway towards providing the necessary conditions for improving small-scale fisheries.

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

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.

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.

Fisheries Stock Assessment Modelling Video 04 - Age and Growth

The 19th Century Salt Cod Fisheries

It has been called the fish that launched a thousand ships: cod brought Europeans to Newfoundland and Labrador, and cod made them stay. What started out as a migratory fishery in the 1500s, gave way to a resident operation in the 1800s. For the rest of that century, the salt cod fishery was the engine that drove the colony's economy. This video is about Newfoundland and Labrador's historic salt-cod fishery.

5a: Fisheries

2016 Pacific Update Conference
July 18-19, 2016
Suva, Fiji

Chair: Ben Graham, Senior Evaluation Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Community-based Approaches to Fisheries Management in Kiribati
Moses Amos, Director, Division of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Marine Ecosystems, The Pacific Community (SPC)

Netting Billions: A Global Valuation of Tuna
Quentin Hanich, Fisheries Governance Program Leader, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security

Rising Fisheries License Revenues in the Pacific
Maria Carina Tinio, Associate Economics and Statistics Analyst, ADB

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.

The ABCs of Stock Assessments

Stock assessments are critical to modern fisheries management. These scientific studies are based on models of fish populations that require data on abundance, biology, and catch -- the ABCs of stock assessment. Stock assessments help managers make the best decisions to ensure sustainable fisheries, healthy ecosystems, and productive coastal communities.

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.

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 Economics - C 39 - CTU

Lớp Kinh tế thủy sản K39 - Đại học Cần Thơ

The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 RA 8550

This video highlights some of the activities which are considered prohibited under this act. This is a students' output in their environmental studies-3 subject.

Research@Nicholas: Marine Fisheries

Martin Smith, George M. Woodwell Distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics, discusses how Nicholas School research takes us from discoveries to solutions on some of the most pressing issues facing our oceans today.

This an excerpt from “Duke Environment: From Discoveries to Solutions-Our Oceans” which also features professors Susan Lozier and Zackary Johnson. Watch here -

Duke University:
Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment:
Nicholas School Professor Martin Smith:
Duke University Marine Lab:
Research at the Nicholas School of the Environment:

What Makes A Sustainable Fishery? (Ray Hilborn)

Ray Hilborn is recognized around the world for his Sustainable Fisheries Research. In this video, he discusses the attributes of sustainable fisheries; and the importance of the underlying management systems.



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