This book discusses why advances have not been fully translated into improvements in the management of marine fisheries. It relates developments in the bioeconomic theory of fisheries to the physical and political settings that historically stimulated these developments.
Part One: Evidence and Models 1. The Persistent Tendency Towards Depletion 2. Surplus Yield Models of Commercial Fisheries 3. Dynamic Pool Models of Commercial Fisheries Part Two: Management 4. Objectives of Management 5. Management and Regulations Part Three: Empirical Studies 6. Dynamic, Stochastic Modelling of the Exmouth Gulf Prawn Fishery 7. Management of the New South Wales Abalone Fishery 8. Prospects