Efforts to effectively conserve and manage marine resources are facing increasing complexity of environmental and governance challenges. To address some of these challenges, this book presents advancements in fisheries bioeconomics research that provides significant ideas for addressing emerging environmental and fisheries management issues.
Advances in Fisheries Bioeconomics gives insights into innovative approaches dealing with these issues, as well as novel ideas on changes in fisheries management paradigms. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book offers an examination of a number of topics including: ecosystem based fisheries management; by-catch management and discard bans; the number of players in the fisheries game; the effects of ocean acidification; and the trends and impacts of eco-labeling and eco-certification of fisheries. Through integrating resource biology and ecology with the economics of fishers’ behaviour, the authors provide valuable analysis of the current issues in fisheries management.
This book will be of interest to those on advanced courses in fisheries science, natural resource biology and ecology, and environmental and natural resource economics. It will also appeal to researchers, policy makers, and advocacy groups around the world.
Table of Contents
List of contributors, List of figures, List of tables, Preface and acknowledgements. Chapter 1 - Introduction, Juan Carlos Seijo and Jon G. Sutinen. Chapter 2. The Number of Players in a Fisheries Game: Curse or Blessing?, Rognvaldur Hannesson. Chapter 3. Consequences of Recovering Enforcement Costs in Fisheries, Jon G. Sutinen and Peder Andersen. Chapter 4. Conserving Spawners and Harvesting Juveniles: Is this a Better Alternative to Postponing Capture Until Sexual Maturity?, John F. Caddy. Chapter 5. Bioeconomics of Ocean Acidification, Juan Carlos Seijo and Raul Villanueva. Chapter 6. The Economics of Unwanted By-Catch and a Landing Obligation, Peder Andersen and Lisa Ståhl. Chapter 7. A Simple Application of Bioeconomics to Fisheries Subsidies, Rashid Sumaila and Anna Schuhbauer. Chapter 8. Eco-labelling and Eco-certification of Fisheries: Benefits, Challenges and the Future, Kevern Cochrane. Chapter 9. The Implementation of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management: A Precautionary Pathway with Needed Bioeconomic Analysis, Lee G. Anderson. Chapter 10. Fishery Bio-Socio-Economics, Anthony Charles. Chapter 11. Synthesis: Theory, Policy and Contemporary Challenges for Bioeconomics, Jon G. Sutinen and Juan Carlos Seijo. Index
Juan Carlos Seijo is Professor of Fisheries Bioeconomics, School of Natural Resources, Marist University of Merida, Mexico.
Jon G. Sutinen is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island, USA.