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Stochastic Production in a Regulated Fishery:The Importance of Risk Considerations

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  • Phoebe Koundouri
  • Marita Laukkanen

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In this paper we address the implications of production risk for controlling fishing effort in a regulated fishery in a framework where fishers maximize expected utility of profit. We focus on controlling effort through season closures that limit the number of days the fishery is open to harvest each year.

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Paper provided by Athens University of Economics and Business in its series DEOS Working Papers with number 0403.

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Publication status: Published in Econometrics Informing Natural Resources Management Selected Empirical Analyses
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Keywords: stochastic production; fishery; risk;

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