Taxes, ITQs, Investments, and Revenue Sharing
AbstractThere is a presumption that individual transferable quotas (ITQs) will provide incentives to invest optimally in fishing boats. This paper shows that this is not true when the crew is paid a share of the catch value instead of a parametric wage. This system of remuneration distorts investment incentives in an ITQ system of fisheries management and leads to overinvestment, but on a much smaller scale than open access. This can be corrected with a tax on fish landings, but not with a tax on quota holdings.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Marine Resources Foundation in its journal Marine Resource Economics.
Volume (Year): 22 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Fisheries economics; fishing capacity; crew share; Environmental Economics and Policy; Q22; Q28; H23;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery
- Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
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