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An Enforcement-Coalition Model: Fishermen and Authorities Forming Coalitions

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  • Lone Kronbak

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  • Marko Lindroos

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The paper sets up a four-stage enforcement model of fish quotas. The purpose of the paper is to show how the level of enforcement set by the authorities affects the way fishermen form coalitions. We show that a high level of control effort yields less co-operation among fishermen, while in the case of low control effort, coalitions are somewhat self-enforcing. The paper further discusses how the optimal enforcement level changes when the coalition formation among authorities changes: centralised, partly centralised and decentralised authorities. We show that decentralised authorities set a lower level of control effort compared to the centralised authorities. The theoretical results are illustrated by simulations of the Baltic Sea cod fishery. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

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Article provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 35 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
Pages: 169-194

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Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:35:y:2006:i:3:p:169-194

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Keywords: coalition formation; fisheries management; quota enforcement; self-enforcing policy; C70; Q22; Q28;

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  1. Lone Kronbak & Marko Lindroos, 2006. "An Enforcement-Coalition Model: Fishermen and Authorities Forming Coalitions," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 35(3), pages 169-194, November.
  2. Michael Finus & Pedro Pintassilgo & Marko Lindroos & Gordon Munro, 2008. "Stability and Success of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations," Working Papers 2008.20, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  3. Gakushi Ishimura & Sam Herrick & Ussif Sumaila, 2013. "Fishing games under climate variability: transboundary management of Pacific sardine in the California Current System," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies - SEEPS, vol. 15(2), pages 189-209, April.
  4. Lone Grønbæk Kronbak, 2004. "A Coalition Game of the Baltic Sea Cod Fishery," Working Papers 55/04, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business Economics.
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