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Fisheries Management with Stock Growth Uncertainty and Costly Capital Adjustment

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  • Singh, Rajesh
  • Weninger, Quinn
  • Doyle, Matthew

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We develop a dynamic model of a fishery which simultaneously incorporates random stock growth and costly capital adjustment. Numerical techniques are used to solve for the resource-rent-maximizing harvest and capital investment policies. Capital rigidities bring diminishing marginal returns to the current period harvest, and introduce an incentive to smooth the catch over time. With density dependent stock growth, however, catch smoothing increases stock variability resulting in reduced average yields. The optimal management policy balances the catch smoothing benefits against yield loss. We calibrate the model to the Alaskan pacific halibut fishery to demonstrate the main insights.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 12765.

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Date of creation: 01 Sep 2006
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, September 2006, vol. 52 no. 2, pp. 582-599
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:12765

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  1. Gutiérrez Huerta, María José & Da Rocha, José María, 2009. "Reference Points and Optimal Management in Stochastic Age-Structured Fisheries Models," DFAEII Working Papers 2009-02, University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II.
  2. Vincent Martinet & Michel de Lara & Julio Peña & Héctor Ramirez, 2012. "Risk and Sustainability: Assessing Fisheries Management Strategies," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines inv276, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
  3. Doyle, Matthew & Singh, Rajesh & Weninger, Quinn, 2005. "Fisheries Management with Stock Growth Uncertainty and Costly Capital Adjustment: Extended Appendix," Staff General Research Papers 12291, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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  5. Eihab Fathelrahman & Aydin Basarir & Mohamed Gheblawi & Sherin Sherif & James Ascough, 2014. "Economic Risk and Efficiency Assessment of Fisheries in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE): A Stochastic Approach," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(6), pages 3878-3898, June.
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  7. Poudel, Diwakar & Sandal, Leif K., 2014. "Stochastic Optimization for Multispecies Fisheries in the Barents Sea," Discussion Papers 2014/2, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics.
  8. Kapaun, Ute & Quaas, Martin F., 2012. "Does the optimal size of a fish stock increase with environmental uncertainties?," Economics Working Papers 2012-09, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
  9. Michele Baggio, 2012. "The Optimal Management of a Natural Resource with Switching Dynamics," IED Working paper, IED Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich 12-19, IED Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich.
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  11. Richard Carson & Clive Granger & Jeremy Jackson & Wolfram Schlenker, 2009. "Fisheries Management Under Cyclical Population Dynamics," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 42(3), pages 379-410, March.
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  13. Robert S. Pindyck, 2006. "Uncertainty In Environmental Economics," NBER Working Papers 12752, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  14. Poudel, Diwakar & Sandal, Leif K. & Kvamsdal, Sturla F. & Steinshamn, Stein I., 2011. "Fisheries Management under Irreversible Investment: Does Stochasticity Matter?," Discussion Papers 2011/20, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics.
  15. Vincent Martinet & Michel de Lara & Julio Peña & Héctor Ramirez, 2010. "Evaluation of Management Procedures: Application to Chilean Jack Mackerel Fishery," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines inv255, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.

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