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  • R. Quentin Grafton
  • Tom Kompas
  • Long Chu
  • Nhu Che

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Analytical results for steady-state values of the biomass that maximises the sum of inter-temporal economic profits (dynamic b MEY ) are derived in terms of a generalised harvesting function. The conditions under which dynamic b MEY exceeds the biomass that maximises the sustained yield (b MSY ) are evaluated under a range of conditions including when the discount rate exceeds the intrinsic growth rate, with a variable stock effect, technological change, and from an increase in the cost per unit of effort. The findings show that dynamic b MSY provides both a sustainable and profitable management target under a wide range of parameter values. Copyright 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation 2010 Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc. and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 54 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (07)
Pages: 273-280

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  1. José-María Da Rocha & María-Jose Gutiérrez & Luis Antelo, 2013. "Selectivity, Pulse Fishing and Endogenous Lifespan in Beverton-Holt Models," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 54(1), pages 139-154, January.
  2. Thanh Viet Nguyen, 2011. "Sustainable Management of Shrimp Trawl Fishery in Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam," Applied Economics Journal, Kasetsart University, Faculty of Economics, Center for Applied Economic Research, vol. 18(2), pages 65-81, December.
  3. Da Rocha, José María & Taboada Antelo, Luis & Gutiérrez Huerta, María José, 2011. "Pulse vs. Optimal Stationary Fishing: The Northern Stock of Hake," DFAEII Working Papers 2011-04, University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II.
  4. Da Rocha, José María & Cerviño, Santiago & Gutiérrez Huerta, María José, 2012. "Reference Points Based on Dynamic Optimisation: A Versatil Algorithm for Mixed Fishery Management with Bio-economic Agestructured Models," DFAEII Working Papers 2012-02, University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II.
  5. New, Robert, 2012. "Management changes and vessel-level technical efficiency in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery: a stochastic frontier analysis," 2012 Conference (56th), February 7-10, 2012, Freemantle, Australia 124349, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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