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Information Sharing and Cooperative Search in Fisheries

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  • Evans, Keith S.
  • Weninger, Quinn

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We present a dynamic game of search and learning about the productivity of com-peting fishing locations. Perfect Bayesian Nash equilibrium search patterns for non-cooperating fi shermen and members of an information sharing cooperative are com-pared with fi rst-best outcomes. Independent fishermen do not internalize the full valueof information, and do not replicate fi rst-best search. A fi shing cooperative faces afree-riding problem, as each coop member prefers that other members undertake costlysearch for information. Pooling contracts among coop members may mitigate, butare not likely to eliminate free riding. Our results explain the paucity of informationsharing in fi sheries and suggest regulators use caution in advocating cooperatives as asolution to common pool ineffciencies in fisheries.�

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 31606.

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Date of creation: 04 Jun 2010
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Environmental and Resource Economics
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:31606

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Keywords: search; Information sharing; Dynamic Bayesian game; Fishing cooperative;

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